Europa: Take III – The Isle of Capri (and other tales of Italy)

It’s been a long while, but I still wanted to write about this experience – mainly because it’s about one of my favorite places in the world. If you haven’t guessed yet, I’m talking about the Isle of Capri.

In my last travel post, I talked about our time in Zurich, Barcelona and ending up in Sorrento. If you are unaware, Capri is a small island off the coast of Italy in the Bay of Naples. Continue reading “Europa: Take III – The Isle of Capri (and other tales of Italy)”

Slow Down, Everyone, You’re Moving Too Fast

…. Frames can’t catch you when you’re moving like that – Jack Johnson.

A throwback, yes; but it fits the theme of this post so well…

A few weeks ago, my wife and I traveled to Europe for a much-needed vacation. I know people say that all the time, but it’s true – it was much-needed and it was amazing. I’m not going to write about our entire adventure here, I’ll get to that eventually. Consider this part one of a multi-post series about our adventures (alternatively, if you can’t wait, you can check out my Instagram feed where I documented much of our trip).

The reason I say this trip was much needed is exactly what the title eludes to – we were moving too fast. Continue reading “Slow Down, Everyone, You’re Moving Too Fast”

I’m a Maniac!

About two weeks ago, my wife and I completed our first Rugged Maniac! I’m not usually one for running, or really any exercise that isn’t some sort of sport that tricks me into working out, so it was an interesting experience – but we absolutely loved it and have already set up a team to join us next year!!!

If you don’t know what Rugged Maniac is: it’s an obstacle course 5K that has 25 obstacles that range from mud crawls under barbed wire to carrying weights up and down sand hills to conquering fears like Claustrophobia (that’s the name of the obstacle).

To preface, this is my second obstacle course race – I ran another race last year about the same time that is more of a local obstacle race: The Ninja Challenge with one of my colleagues last year. This is where I caught the obstacle race bug.

I get to do an obstacle course as long as I run the little bit between them?! And the whole thing is only 3.1 miles? I’m IN! Continue reading “I’m a Maniac!”