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To the Top of Fuji-san (Mount Fuji)

Mitch and Michelle at the top

Mount Fuji (富士山) - also known as Fuji-San - is the highest mountain in Japan at 3,776 meters (12,389 feet). An active strato-volcano that last erupted in 1707–08, Mount Fuji lies about 100 kilometers (60 miles) south-west of Tokyo and can be … [Read more]

A Moment In Time


Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been reminded time and time again of how people can change and sometimes redirect our lives, through chance meetings or encounters or through sage advice.  I had the image of the movie “Sliding Doors” meets … [Read more]

Music City Marathon to Singapore

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It was somewhat of a surreal week.  The movers came and left on Thursday late afternoon and we flew to Nashville on Friday for the Music City Marathon just before relocating to Singapore.  We met Kim in Tennessee - also Michelle's mom and sister … [Read more]

Book Live on Kindle


The digital version of the book has gone live on Amazon for … [Read more]

Speaking … at REI


Really excited to get to be part of REI's Outdoor Events in Berkeley, Santa Rosa, San Francisco and Saratoga,  The cost is * free * and the first event is coming up already on January 29th - information and sign-ups here.   Since I did a fair … [Read more]

Going Mobile! (Alabama and Jackson, Mississippi …)


We apparently weren’t the only ones with the same plan … run a marathon in Jackson, Mississippi on Saturday, drive to Mobile, Alabama that afternoon, run another marathon in Mobile, and fly home that night.  Who else would want to do this?   … [Read more]

Best of 2013 – Year in Review


I sat down to write a short review of 2013 and some of the key events and milestones of the year.  I soon realized how lucky we were to have a year where our families were healthy and happy and I was filled with gratitude for the good fortune and … [Read more]

“Climbing Your Personal Everest – A Journey of Self Discovery and Leadership”


The book is RELEASED as of December 19th and available for order! To order your numbered, limited edition, signed book, mail to climbingandrunning@gmail.com or mitchalewis@live.com or click on the home page ordering tab. Twelve Principles … [Read more]