take the bridge

like the wind feature | take the bridge

words by: Simon Freeman and Darcy Budworthphotography by: Matt Bradford and Simon Roberts generously provided by: like the wind magazine The basic definition of a bridge is simply a structure that spans a geographical feature, for example a body of water, a valley or a road. Bridges are built to provide passage over something that would impede travel otherwise. And a bridge is designed to allow passage underneath it. The first bridges were probably intentionally…

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like the wind feature | the cheer squad

Words by Pierre-Alexandre Cardinal Images by Yamajo Run Crew and Cid Merisier Generously provided by: Like the Wind magazine Eight degrees. Midtown. The air is filled with that fresh morning dew. Shy sunrays start beaming through the early morning sky; hardly a cloud in sight. It’s one of those cool, refreshing mornings. Perfect for running. Not for me. Today, it’s about the others, about the runners from the crew. But also about all the others, those…

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the anatomy of my runs as of late.

words by: meagan rouletimages by: sofie hojabri This morning, as always, I embark on the internal debate of whether I actually want to go for a run. My bed is warm. I slept with the window open last night so I know my feet will be cold when they hit the floor. Like clockwork, I feel my inner monologue begin: I went for a run yesterday and my right ankle was being slightly testy so perhaps…

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grappling | a stream of consciousness

words and images by: Sarah Cotton Yesterday, March 16th, I chased my best friend around a parking lot, begging for a hug. She ran circles around her car, avoiding contact with me. It was a live version of one of those jokes somebody makes that’s clouded by a subtle hint of utter seriousness. The numbers of people infected with COVID-19 had grown exponentially, but we did not yet have formal living restrictions in place. Most…

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The Art of Endurance.

Words by; Robin Leilani Vieira Most of us runners are considered “crazy people” by the rest of the population, regardless of the distance, terrain, or pace we run. Running IS hard- hard on the body and mind. So, why do we do it?  My running journey began not in the mountains or the trails, but with my sister, Kelsey, who was diagnosed with Autism at the age of three. As a little girl, I found…

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The Human Spirit | Found On The Trails Around Chamonix

Words and images by: Simon Freeman Drifting off to sleep, gazing up at deep black, cloudless sky full of stars and the vast, sweeping brush-stroke of the Milky Way, I thought that the sunrise would wake me. After all, there was no way to cover the windows. It was mid-summer in the higher reaches of the French Alps, during one of the hottest June weeks on record. And the sun would be up early. Like…

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Basketball Was Life

Words by: Kimberly Hyacinthe Illustrations: Sarah Cotton Basketball was my first love. I played it during most of my high school. So when one of my friends asked me to join her in entering a regional track and field school race, I refused. I thought it was something like the cross-country races we had to do in the fall for gym class. I was good at it, but I wasn’t a fan, because lungs and…

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Stories | The Thing Most Likely to Kill Me, is Me

Words by Justin Reid-Simms (@houseofcardinal) Photos by Peigh Asante (@Peigh) The thing most likely to kill me, is me. That sentence, that short sentence, is echoing around my head right now. It’s taken directly from a video that CALM produced last week that, for me, encapsulated everything we need to be doing right now to better understand mental health issues and normalize conversation around them.  Narrated by the words of actual men going through depression…

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STRINGBEAN – The Appalachian Trail in Record Time

Words by Joe McConnaughy aka Stringbean Documentary by: Joe McConnaughy and Pilot Field The Appalachian Trail was a huge undertaking – probably the biggest, gnarliest adventure that I will ever do in the rest of my life. And I am okay with that. After finishing the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) in 2014, I told myself I would never do something like that again. But I had a voice in the back of my mind. IF I…

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Thank you.

Words by: Joshua Parker Pictures by: Greg Snyder I just wanted to say thank you Angus. Thank you for eagerly waking me up every morning before the sun rises to make sure I get the miles in. Thank you for being excited no matter how painfully cold, terribly rainy or ridiculously snowy it is outside. Thank you for pushing me to keep going with uninhibited exuberance and abandon, no matter how exhausted I may be.…

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