🔸 “Gretchen Walla (@gretchen_walla ) is one of my very best friends and always will be. She is truly the most selfless person I know and inspires me every day to be a better human. She is the reason I am a part of the trail running community and have made so many great friends. I mean all of this genuinely, I’m not just saying nice things for the heck of it, I seriously mean it
Without getting super longwinded, I just want the instagram world to know how great she is and how badass she is. I had the honor of running the last 10 hours of her (@teanawaycountry100) with her and I am changed for the better because of it. If you haven’t ever paced your best friend from midnight to 10am after skipping a few nights of sleep, are you even really friends?
Thank you to @briantmorrison for creating this beast of a race. You need to sign up to race, pace, or at least volunteer next year. Counting down the days already. Seriously, you need to be a part of this next year, people
✌🏼- words by (@ryanthrower)
My schedule has been so jam packed that I haven’t had the time to really get excited about next weeks backpacking trip. My gear is strewn about the living room floor as I simultaneously prep for our booth at #womanupclimbingfestival this weekend. Oh and happy fall equinox 🍂 let’s do this!
One thing that I love most about the NC mountains is all of the trout fishing streams! Now that we live in Colorado, I’m very excited to do some Rocky Mountain fly fishing! If anybody has any recommendations, let me know. -
Whether I’m fly fishing in NC or CO, I’ll definitely be rocking my @rugged_road_outdoors gear. Check them out at www.ruggedroadoutdoors.com and use MATT20 for 20% off!