Atacama is a desert. I mentioned this before. But it’s also a varied wonderland of… stuff. Here, I present a collection of photos I will call ATACAMA PANORAMA (I know that this does not actually rhyme, but if you pronounce “panorama” as pan-o-rom-a, it definitely does rhyme, so just do that). Here are some panoramas of nature in Atacama. Wowza.
My wife and I recently went to Chile for our honeymoon. It was awesome. Atacama was super awesome. It’s in northern Chile and is the driest place on earth (allegedly). Despite this (alleged) fact, it is one of the most diverse places I’ve ever visited (factually). Desert, salt flats, flamingos, lakes, color, mountains, dunes, canyons, clouds, air. It has it all. And it’s too awesome to be contained in one post. I will post a second one soon. Here is the first.
My wife and I recently got married. This was before she was my wife. Or at the exact time she became my wife, I suppose. Either way, we weren’t married before and now we are. That calls for a celebration. So went to see the honey on the moon and decided to look for it in Patagonia, Chile (among other places). While there we visited some impressive peaks, lakes, trees, general foliage, and burnt trees. All of these things combined made for some pretty photographs. Here they are.
Mexico is pretty awesome. I posted some pictures the other day that looked like this. Now we’re back with even more Mexico goodness. Enjoy.
More than two months ago, I ran in and completed my first ultramarathon. It was one of the most rewarding athletic experiences of my life and my hips just stopped being sore from the run. Because I ran it in a hurricane and my coach/nutritionist, Nolan, and I had to drive back to Washington DC that day, we ditched out early and I never saw my final time and results. After lots of checking and waiting, the results were finally posted!
I placed 15th overall and 2nd in my age-group (20-29). Due to the hurricane like conditions, the times were definitely slower than in past years, but I’m still pretty impressed with some of the times that were posted, especially by the over-50 crowd. Long distance runners definitely hit their peak in their mid-3o’s, but winning an ultramarathon in your 50′s? That’s just ridiculous.
Distance: 31.2 miles
Weather: Hurricane-like conditions
Pace: 9 minutes+ per mile (much slower than I wanted it to be, but again, I cite the hurricane-like conditions)
Muscles Pulled: 7
Check out the results here or just look below!