Hello and welcome to my little corner of the internet!
I started this blog as a way to document my journey with Osteochondritis Dissecans in both of my knees with knee surgeries on the horizon. In 2011, I participated in a medical study utilizing the DeNovo NT cartilage graft to repair the damaged cartilage in my knees. So far, so good! It’s more than 3 years later and I’ve been running, climbing mountains, backpacking, swimming and more with no knee pain. You can read more about Osteochondritis Dissecans and DeNovo NT surgery here.
As I recovered from surgery, this blog focused on getting back into sports and fitness, post ‘injury.’ I shared my highs and lows and candid thoughts on spending 3 months on crutches.
With surgery behind me and a green light to charge full-steam ahead, I did just that and my blog followed. You’ll now find regular backpacking trip reports, gear reviews, current fitness endeavors and general life musings here. And a whole slew of jumping photos. I do love a good jumping photo.
I try to live every day as it’s own adventure. So often, adventure is thought of as this big, unattainable THING that’s only accessible to folks with lots of money, lots of free time or lots of both. But I subscribe to an alternate truth. Adventure is found every day in life. In your work place, in your city, in your relationship, in your fitness. Adventure is a frame of mind, available to anyone and everyone who choose to accept it.
So follow along as I share my adventures – big and small – and I hope to inspire you to find a little extra adventure in your own life.