www.nathangehring.com has been sitting idle for nearly two years, and I've finally decided what I want to do with this space. Over those two years, I've found myself increasingly drawn into a search for fitness for myself and my children. That search has led me from running to kettlebell classes at the local YMCA to attending a CrossFit box and finally back to running and triathlon. The common theme during that search has been trying - and often failing - to do it on the cheap.
I've decided I'll use this space to jot down thoughts along this journey. Those thoughts might include race reports (the first on a recently completed ultramarathon will be published soon), deals I've found on fitness equipment and perhaps a review of that equipment, personal discoveries along the path, training thoughts, and a litany of other items. We'll just have to see how this develops.
The banner photo for the website and photo at the top of this post is a picture I took as I pulled up to the location of my attempt to complete a 50 mile ultramarathon on January 31st. This particularly race was a bit unusual, and not just because people would be running anywhere from 10 kilometers to 100 miles. In addition to huge distances, the race began with a skydive. As I sat in my car and took this photo, I thought to myself, "You begin to question your life choices when you are preparing to jump out of an airplane and realize that's the least frightening part of the upcoming endeavor." The photo, while not a masterpiece of photography, seems like an appropriate image of my search for fitness.
That's it. That's what you'll begin to find at www.nathangehring.com in the future. It's a drastic change, and it's what currently captures my imagination. Perhaps this will only be interesting to me, and I'm ok with that. Maybe you'll be interested to join along for the ride.