It’s easy to get caught up chasing numbers in our outdoor pursuits. Whether you’re chasing personal records on benchmark runs, trying to get a certain amount of days on skis, or chasing the next grade while climbing, it’s pretty easy to forget that these activities are supposed to be fun. If you run (pun intended) with a competitive group like I do, you’ll find that the ante is continually being upped; that last week’s hard run pales in comparison with this week’s hard run. Many nights before heading to the mountains, I struggle to sleep with anxiety over the impending activity. In a perfect world, the only sleep I would lose would be due to excitement for tomorrow’s activity.