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March

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Yangki’s Mom

I’m sitting with Yangki Tshering‘s mother who is 74 but who looks as though life on a farm has worn her a bit more than her years. Yet, stooped over with a stiff back, she still works the farm. Simple yet quite content as she touches each of her prayer beads doing her Om Mani Padmi Hum’s on each, and still with a sharp sense of humor. After I took her photo I showed it to her on my phone. She replied that though she can usually eat a lot of rice, gesturing wide with her arms, after looking at her photo she will not be able to eat any rice this evening! Gotta love it.

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Category: Bhutan

06

March

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Punakha Dzong

Tomorrow we are hosting the 5th annual Bhutan International Marathon and Half Marathon, the start line of the events are way up the river valley in remote Bhutan, and the finish line is at this Dzong. At the confluence of two rivers, this is my favorite view of the Punakha Dzong. You can see on the far right in the distance, a high and long suspension bridge that the runners get to experience during the race. Viewing one of these unique, historical Dzongs is reason alone to visit Bhutan. Each inch of the fortress is custom built, carved and painted. They are architectural art pieces placed in auspicious locations across the country. This is my 10th time in Bhutan and […]

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Category: Bhutan

06

March

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Bhutan International Marathon and Half Marathon 2018

5th annual Bhutan international marathon and half marathon was, once again, wildly successful. With 419 total runners and 335 of those international participants, we have cemented ourselves as a top international destination marathon. I am a proud ‘mother of the marathon’ today.  

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Category: Bhutan

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February

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My (reluctant then jubilant!) Gardening Initiation

 I’m 56 and I’ve never really gardened. I’ve grown plants, sort of. Including an attempt at a tomato plant or two. This isn’t due to lack of interest perse, it is because there is only so much time in a day and I’ve never been lacking in finding other awesome ways to max out that time. But gardening is a grand way to commune with nature, you say. Prior to literally playing in the dirt, I’ve not had a shortage of getting down and dirty with nature! So gardening has always been on the back burner. Even though its February, ‘it’ thinks its spring here in Santa Cruz, so for the past month or so in the evenings I’ve headed […]

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Category: Adventure/Reflection

14

December

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The Gift of Travel—Bhutan

     Its been 5 years since I first set foot in the iconic country of Bhutan. Significant events have transpired since that first life-changing day; Expedition Bhutan experienced the entire country west to east, a film was made of our journey—Crossing Bhutan, an international marathon and half marathon was created continues to thrive, two Bhutanese Expedition Bhutan team members have visited the U.S., fundraising efforts have supported women entrepreneurs in the country as well as the Bhutan Olympic Committee, and I’ve twice ridden one of the most grueling one-day cycling events on the planet. Over these past 5 years I’ve spent over a year living and volunteering in the country, making life-long friends while co-creating ever more initiatives which will help the country grow […]

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Category: Adventure

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November

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Being Fit Rocks! Big Holiday Specials

Being Fit Rocks!        I’ve had the privilege of coaching hundreds of athletes over the past 30 years and am continually inspired by how their choice to be fit positively affects their lives. That influential effect isn’t relevant to how fast or skilled an athlete is. Though it is related to their choice to maintain a daily consistent baseline of fitness—at which ever level they choose. Observing this, while consistently practicing my own diverse fitness program, has motivated me to publish more tools for athletes and aspiring athletes at all levels; whether that means offering coaching programs, how-to-books, or by sharing inspiring stories to motivate and encourage. I feel so strongly that Being Fit Rocks our lives in every way, that this holiday I want to offer you and […]

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Category: Books

About Me

endurance athlete..speaker..writer..coach..sport psychology consultant..photographer

Few athletes surpass Terri Schneider’s consistency, durability, longevity and charisma in endurance sports. As a pioneer in several sports, she has blazed a path through the endurance world that combines a zeal to experience new cultures and remote landscapes, with a hunger to push her physical and mental limits. Terri’s passion is to share these experiences with others as a motivational speaker, author, coach, consultant and photographer.

As an adventure racer, triathlete, ultrarunner and mountaineer, Terri has raced and adventured in over 70 countries. Through the hundreds of events in which she’s excelled she’s established herself as one of the most diversely experienced multi-sport endurance athletes and coaches in the world.

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