• This is a great reminder to keep your priorities straight! Kids won’t be kids forever. I love that you brought up the public restroom situation with a small kid and a baby. Thank God so many places have started putting in “Family Restrooms” LOL!!! Might have to download this  book on my kindle.

    • SoleAdventure

      The restroom situation was pretty hilarious; one of those moments that make you appreciate the super powers that mothers have.

  • Albert Quackenbush

    Well said, Mark. I know my wife doesn’t say it openly very often, but I know she needs a break, too. With my hunting, seminars, working and me wanting to hit the range she doesn’t get much of a break. Plus, I have noticed recently that my priorities were screwed up and I wasn’t spending enough time with my daughter or my wife. I am starting to change that. It’s a tough habit to break, but like Will said, kids won’t be kids forever. I’ll even add to that and say you have to leave each day loving on the people close to you. You never know what tomorrow brings. We are not perfect beings and need a wake-up call once in a while. Thanks for sharing.

  • Albert Quackenbush

    Well said, Mark. I know my wife doesn’t say it openly very often, but I know she needs a break, too. With my hunting, seminars, working and me wanting to hit the range she doesn’t get much of a break. Plus, I have noticed recently that my priorities were screwed up and I wasn’t spending enough time with my daughter or my wife. I am starting to change that. It’s a tough habit to break, but like Will said, kids won’t be kids forever. I’ll even add to that and say you have to leave each day loving on the people close to you. You never know what tomorrow brings. We are not perfect beings and need a wake-up call once in a while. Thanks for sharing.

    • SoleAdventure

      So, so true, Al! Thank you for sharing. It is encouraging to know that I am not alone.

  • Zeke Pipher

    Mark, thanks again for reviewing “Man on the Run.” Writing this book was a formative experience for me – it helped me sort out and set in stone my deepest priorities. I would love it if this book helped other men and women do the same.

    It seems like you’re a good husband, father, and friend…and I cheer you on, brother! These are the important things. – Zeke

    • SoleAdventure

      It is my pleasure, Zeke. Thank you for pouring so much into the book!

  • Ben Adams

    I got my copy in last week and can’t wait to start reading it! Great review!

    • SoleAdventure

      Enjoy it, Ben!

  • Kevin Jones

    I’ll have to check out the book, it sounds great.  If any of you are like me, my passion for the outdoors did not just come naturally, but it was more about the time spent with my father when I was young.  I remember plenty of times that I may have held my dad back from taking a trophy while hunting, but it was more important to him that my brothers and I were with him in the outdoors.  I’m expecting my first child in two months and I’ll be sure to check out this book so that I can start off on the right foot.

    • SoleAdventure

      Congrats on the upcoming addition, Kevin! Fatherhood is the best!!!

  • Phil Spradley

    Thanks a lot Mark, now I feel bad!  Seriously, you hit the nail on the head as this is something I have been struggling with for a long time.  I am going to read it soon.  Thanks for the recommendation.  

  • Phil Spradley

    Thanks a lot Mark, now I feel bad!  Seriously, you hit the nail on the head as this is something I have been struggling with for a long time.  I am going to read it soon.  Thanks for the recommendation.  

    • SoleAdventure

      Come on, Phil…you better get your act together or Nicole won’t let us make that Colorado trip. ;-)