“Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is the one who endures that the final victory comes.”

Adversity happens for us not to us.

If you do not embrace this principle your path to self-actualization will likely be a long, lonely journey fraught with unfathomable frustration. Life is about making the decision to thrive versus exist.

There will be challenges the size of mountains, however, the key to your wellness and performance lies solely within you.
It is simply a matter of attitude.

Enter Sisu.


Life and Sport Game Changer | Metabolic Efficiency™

‘Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.’
Robert Frost

Following represents musings from the trails with Minnesota-based prolific writer, author, and entrepreneur, Phillip Gary Smith, and one of a series of collaborative efforts in the spirit of health and sport.

Amber Ferreira | Professional Endurance Athlete
Amber Ferreira | Professional Endurance Athlete

“Endurance athletes require precision nutrition,” notes Dr. Jeff Kildahl, Wellness Editor of Snowshoe Magazine. In this article, he proudly presents metabolic efficiency concept for snowshoe and endurance athletes, an industry first.

Understand with this information, an athlete should exceed their current abilities, be healthier, perhaps even extend one’s life expectancy.


A Rocky Mountain Tribute…

“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.”
~Henry David Thoreau

co_playgroundMonday offered the classic example of The Law of Polarity.

It was an uncharacteristic dreary day in Boulder, Colorado; yet, the sun was shining – per usual.

It was dreary in the sense of a heavy heart. My dear friend’s mother died on Mother’s Day, ironically, after an extensive confrontation with cancer. Mother Nature, however, provided several inches of snow to the pensive glee of my Scandinavian heart.

Medicine ~ Performance Style

“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view.”
Edward Abbey

Yoga5.jpgThe current medical paradigm is not designed for anyone interested in attaining optimal health.

It even fails miserably as a system to treat symptoms.

How could it possibly be a prudent model for endurance athletes, fitness enthusiasts, or anyone committed to improving his/her well-being?

In order for a runner to become more efficient at mountain trail ascents; one must adapt his/her training cycle to accomplish said outcome. If you do not give a shit about your health; do not expect anyone else to care.

Optimal health – like improved sport performance – is our responsibility.