Reflecting on 2016

Reflecting on 2016 at a spot that makes my Top 5, the Buffalo National River.I’ve now been to all Lower 48 states and Hawaii. Finally got my passport stamped with trips to Nicaragua for an epic trail race and the Netherlands for some family ancestry searching.

But if I’m honest, 2017 scares me a lot. How can it compete to the journey I’ve had over the last two years? I guess the only thing I can do it wait and see where my path leads.


  1. Ethan T. Cook · January 5, 2017

    Village Creek January 28th dude

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    • JAdRunning · January 5, 2017

      I’ve been eyeing it for a return. I’m not sure where I’ll end up after ABF. I’m out of shape for a title defending race but if I’m in the area the same time I’ll hit you!


  2. Margaret Wakeman · January 5, 2017

    Dear Jared,
    When do you plan on visiting Alaska? It is one of my favorites.Have been there four times, albeit in summer. Best trip was driving there in van from San Fran with Anchorage native daughter. Beautiful, desolate scenery. Unforgettable. Hope you and your sidekick make it. Am off to camp in Natl Park on St. John,USVI soon. Really psyched. Love to snorkel. Wishing you a safe 2017 ahead. It’s a clean slate.Go for it! Happy trails, Peggy from Dogtown

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    • JAdRunning · January 5, 2017

      Hey Peggy!
      I’m hoping to do the Alaska trip late this summer. I’d like to travel up there in a van and fly back, kind of like the sound of your trip there. Have fun at the St. John’s NP! Sounds fun! Sending you safe travels as well and an amazing 2017!!


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