Raramuri or Tarahumara children face complex challenges which too often cause loss of connection with their culture, falling behind in school, and living in a cycle of poverty. The Inner Awakening Project aims to reconnect children to their cultural roots, to provide a stable foundation for them to grow, and allow them to learn the wisdom of their elders and teachers in a sustainable way led completely by the community. In this new cycle, the children will eventually become the teachers for the next generation. Curriculum includes: Reading and writing in Raramuri (there are currently NO textbooks in their own language), learning traditional music, dance, art, poetry, ceremonies, cultural history, mythology, playing traditional sports like Rarajipari (ball race), and much more.
The year is 2008. I am about run my first Leadville Trail 100 Mile Endurance Run. My goal is simple: complete the run under the 33 hour cut off, but the secret goal is to complete it in huarache sandals that I had made myself.
Tom and I arrived at Turquoise lake almost an hour ahead of our expected time, catching the rest of the crew off guard. It all worked out and in no time, I was heading back out with Dan who had completed LT100 a few years earlier. We rolled up and down hills making great progress. Dan informed me of the incredible progress we were making. He said I had passed over 200 runners.
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With a star studded ultrarunning career filled with 80+ wins, and over two dozen course records...we wanted to know what LUNA Ambassador Michelle Barton's secret sauce is. Read her top 7 training tips to step up your running game.
Imagine not being tied down to a lease or a mortgage. Imagine having the freedom to go anywhere and do anything. Imagine a life not cluttered with too much stuff, where everything you need is within arms reach. Imagine a vibrant community of other vanlifers that are ready to welcome you into the family.
Thats what vanlife is for us. Its a way for us to create our own lives instead of blindly following a prescribed path that may not be for us.
Yes, I treat it like an addiction, because my LUNAs are the only things I can run in. I’ve just won last week’s Adventure Poll, and I won it by posting my ugly feet covered in mud and resting on top of the best thing I could have underneath it, my LUNAs.
Majestic Oak trees were scattered across the rolling hills of dry grass around us. The marine layer was burning off and the morning sun was greeting us as we finished breakfast and lounged around camp. After some frisbee, a game of whiffle ball developed quickly as more people wanted to join the fun. There were no rules or teams, or maybe the rules and teams were made up and changed for each...
I stumbled through the rocky juniper brush in the dark Texas night looking for a good place to build a survival hammock. It was after 10pm. The race was to start in less than 6 hours, though it felt like it already had. I had never built a hammock out of p-cord and a piece of canvas but I was confident it would work.