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September

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What Matters to Mark Sullivan?

I met Mark while pedaling along on the Camino de Santiago trail. From minute one he easily melded into our group, which then expanded to 5, and we’d not only finish the trail together but he would hang with us for a couple more days in Santiago and beyond before he continued on. Mark was enroute to southern Portugal; he’s there now, surfing. He is involved in a few businesses, is from Chicago and lives in Denver. I could tell immediately he was an easy traveler, an open seeker and someone I’d be interested in engaging in more adventures, partly because I didn’t find out the logistics of his life until a couple of days had passed. Bypassing the usual “what […]

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Category: Inspiration

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September

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What Matters to Steve Schneider?

What Matters to Steve Schneider? My brother Steve is one of my favorite people. Mostly because he’s got up energy, he’s curious, and he enjoys learning—so we feed off of those aspects of each other. I can call Steve and as soon as he picks up, throw down the most random, offbeat question about life and he doesn’t miss a beat in diving in on the conversation. Love that. A couple years ago he left his many year job to take a position with International Mountain Biking Association and since then he has been on fire even more so than usual. Love that too. So What Matters to a guy who is living his dream? Steve: understanding human behavior, practicing […]

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Category: Inspiration

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September

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What Matters to Ruben Parma?

We met Ruben, a Venezuelan who lives in Barcelona, in Rabanal, on the Camino de Santiago trail. We had ordered too much pasta at our albergue, so we invited him to finish it off for us. This meal would be the start of a lovely friendship, solidified while we all pedaled the pilgrims route. He is not only an amiable, upstanding guy but one with whom, silence and intriguing conversation both run deep. Due to my effervescent curiosity, I have been known to have an ‘interrogation’ style of getting to know someone I believe may be interesting. One of the tests of that first conversation is whether the recipient of my barrage of questions, is equally curious, or not. Ruben […]

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Category: Adventure

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July

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Ocean to Mountains to Ocean—Quickly

After helping some open water swimmers get psyched about the ocean on Saturday, I headed up for a quick/big hike in Yosemite. Leaving the Valley early morning I headed up the John Muir Trail to top out in the afternoon in Tuolumne Meadows. I loved the huge/tough push, the heady granite visuals and pristine mountain lakes. Rugged hiking up high never gets easier—given that I have not been doing much hiking specifically, I could really feel the effort in my feet about 6 hours in. Yet the allure for it all just seems to continually deepen. From the ocean, then in close to triple digit heat in the mountains while pushing hard amidst the granite waves, it was sweetly pleasurable to […]

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Category: Adventure

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July

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CAMINO LOVE! – Video of Mountain Biking the Camino de Santiago Trail

Thank you Ruben Parma for putting together this video of your trip and our time together mountain biking the 500 mile, Camino de Santiago trail. Its perfect, as it captures the essence of our experience. Video starts with Ruben’s initial ride on the Camino a while back, before coming back for the second half, which is when we crossed trails. After we had been on the trail about a week, we met up with Ruben in the mountains in Rabanal when we invited him to finish our too large plate of pasta. We were joined at the hubs to the end and inclusive of Mark Sullivan whom we met a couple days later. LOVE his intro of us with the song, California Girls. Note […]

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Category: Adventure

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July

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Mom

Heartfelt thanks to all who were able to come to mom’s life celebration. From life-time friends, to neighbors, to even casual acquaintances and inclusive of great food, all at the church and home she loved so much; it was a perfect celebration of my mother, and even moreso because you were a part of it. She was well loved. Mom would have been quite pleased. For those who couldn’t make it, I thought I’d share my eulogy as, even in a partial manner, it exemplifies my unusual bond with my mom: I am one of those fortunate people who had an honest, raw and authentic relationship with my mother. As I say that, it may conjure up images of admiration […]

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Category: Musing

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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