Spring is super busy at our house so I was excited to be able to make time in my schedule for a quick trip to the desert to meet with the Patagonia ambassadors and team members to run, discuss the future of the line, and present marketing for Patagonia Inc. After an alpine start and some great food at Don Chuy’s we found ourselves racing to the top of Observation Point in Zion National Park. With 2300 ft of climb in 3 miles it was good to shake out the legs after the long drive. It was sweaty and salty but a great precursor to the rest of the week at Gooseberry Mesa. After our run we pitched camp with the crew. The rest of the time was spent running, eating (amazing food- thanks Tracy!) and honing in the focus of the team in our efforts to promote sport and protect the wild places we love. I am honored to be numbered among the great athletes that represent this amazing company.