I created this blog to document some of my experiences as I run and trudge the road of Happy Destiny! You may also find product reviews, vegan nutrition posts and recipes, race reports, training tips, and who-knows-what-else that will pop into my brain and stimulate my fingers to type!

Pacific Crest Trail FKT Attempt (Oregon Section)

When I moved to Oregon in August of 2009 I was touched profoundly by the expansive wilderness and beauty of nature in...

Wednesday, 07 August 2013 | comments | Read More

Western States 100- "The Road to the Top Ten"

The road to the top ten at Western States 100 was a long and winding road with some speed bumps and detours but I finally...

Friday, 05 July 2013 | comments | Read More

The Track Meet Trifecta!

This blog post is about the three pretty competitive races that I participated in all within a relatively short amount of...

Monday, 29 April 2013 | comments | Read More

Fuego y Agua 2013

"Fuego y Agua"; For those that don't "habla espanol" it translates to "Fire and Water". Now I think I know how...

Wednesday, 06 March 2013 | comments | Read More

2012 Support Shout-Out!

This past year (2012) was a "banner year" on so many levels...both in my racing and personal life. Just a few weeks ago...

Wednesday, 02 January 2013 | comments | Read More

Pinhoti 100 Race Recap (2012)

Pinhoti 100-miler held in the “Deep South” (Talladega National Forest of Alabama) was a late season addition to an...

Monday, 03 December 2012 | comments | Read More

The Inaugural Volcanic 50

In October of 2011 Trevor Hostetler and I, eager to sneak in some adventure runs before rainy season, circumnavigated the...

Friday, 21 September 2012 | comments | Read More

Bunker to Bonneville 50k

Bunker to Bonneville 50k is a low-key local race held in the Columbia River Gorge and is an event that I've wanted to...

Friday, 14 September 2012 | comments | Read More

Waldo 100k

The 2012 Waldo 100k is definitely going down in the history books as one to remember. A few days before the event race...

Monday, 20 August 2012 | comments | Read More

Should UltraRunning Be An Olympic Sport?

This past week I have seen many impressive feats in the plethora of different events from the 2012 Summer Olympics in...

Friday, 10 August 2012 | comments | Read More

Western States 100 Race Report 2012

Western States 100…a.k.a. “The Big Dance”, “States-mas”, “The Superbowl of 100’s”, “The Track Meet”,...

Saturday, 07 July 2012 | comments | Read More

Peterson Ridge Rumble 20-miler (Race Report)

Peterson Ridge Rumble is currently the only race I have been to on three separate occasions since moving to the Pacific...

Tuesday, 17 April 2012 | comments | Read More

Wildwood End-to-End-to-End Speed Record (60.5 miles)

Many people might ask, "why?" --- "Why Wildwood?"--- "If you're going to put out that much effort why not pick...

Monday, 09 April 2012 | comments | Read More

Gorge Waterfalls 50k Race Report 2012

It's been a couple busy weeks since the 2012 Gorge Waterfalls 50k so I figure I better get a report/recap up on the blog...

Friday, 06 April 2012 | comments | Read More

Venturing Into New Terrain!!!!

Willie McBride and I are thrilled about our new business venture, Animal Athletics, which we will be launching Tuesday...

Friday, 02 March 2012 | comments | Read More

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@kpatmissoula a lot of hills in forest park. I can send you the route if you want!?