Friday, July 30, 2010

An Intro To Stripping

Huh? Stripping?


Stripping our lives of the unnecessary. I don't do stress. I like simplicity. I like sustainability. In 2005 I hiked the Appalachian Trail, backpacking through the mountains of the Eastern United States for seven months. In the process I met my wife. Extreme? Maybe a little...But no one can live in the woods and mountains forever. I have tried transferring that beauty and simplicity into my every day life.

The core of all simplicity is the human body, and studying the way in which it functions is what I have dedicated my life to. I see the body as our only true possession. Everything can be lost in this life, except the body. Eating healthfully, generally transfers naturally to eating sustainably.

I used to think that eating right, didn't necessarily mean eating organic, living "green", etc. Through clinical research however, my thoughts have changed. In line with sustainable, low impact living, I firmly believe through the proof of clinical research, healthy eating involves eating minimally processed foods.

I am a goal setter. I like to challenge myself. I like to see how far the human body can go. I am not a natually gifted athlete, but through research, hard work, and dedication to goal setting and mission objectives, I have pushed myself farther than I would have thought possible in the endurance athletics arena. I am an Ironman finisher. I have run over 15 ultramarathons- ranging in distances from 50 to 100 miles. Anyone can do these feats. It is not superhuman! One must eat well, and train right.

I hope to share with you my insights into the human body, and help educate myself in the process. This blog is for you and me, that together, we can reach healthier and more sustainable lives, stripped to the core of simplicity and health.