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!

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

Hagg Lake 50k Race Report 2012

Hagg Lake 50k held in Forest Grove is an event that is quickly becoming one of the more popular trail races here in...

Tuesday, 21 February 2012 | comments | Read More

Forest Park 50k Course Preview

I went out today with the intention of doing a course preview for the newly designed Forest Park 50k. The only reasons I...

Thursday, 02 February 2012 | comments | Read More

2012 Bandera 100k Race Report

The 2012 Bandera 100k, held in "Hill Country" Texas, attracted the deepest field of runners in the history of the race....

Thursday, 12 January 2012 | comments | Read More

Year-End Recap: 2011

The last 365 days had its ups and downs (like any other year) but overall it was a year that taught me a lot in many...

Saturday, 31 December 2011 | comments | Read More

*Excellent & Easy Recipe: "Upside Down Shepherd's Pie (Vegan)"

We've been making this recipe in our home for the past few months (including Thanksgiving) and absolutely love it. The...

Monday, 26 December 2011 | comments | Read More

Deception Pass 50k Race Report

(Race Director James Varner running on the course. -photo: Glenn Tachiyama)

Deception Pass 50k held in Deception Pass...

Friday, 16 December 2011 | comments | Read More

Wildwood End-to-End Speed Record

Most trail speed records that you see on the Fastest Known Time website are not as short and easy as the Wildwood Trail...

Tuesday, 22 November 2011 | comments | Read More

Back to the Source

Before you read this...Go to the bottom and watch the short video about one of my favorite runners out there.

I just saw...

Friday, 04 November 2011 | comments | Read More

Grand Canyon Double Crossing

Grand Canyon National Park, of the most unique places I've ever visited and absolutely breathtaking. The...

Wednesday, 26 October 2011 | comments | Read More

Mt. St. Helens Circumnavigation

On approximately Wednesday October 12th my buddy Trevor Hostetlor texted me, "Hey- weather is lookin' good next week-...

Wednesday, 19 October 2011 | comments | Read More


I heard this run being talked about intermittently over the past couple years mostly by Joe Grant and Nick Triolo, and it...

Tuesday, 11 October 2011 | comments | Read More

Plant-based Powerhouses

powerhousesplural of pow·er·house

Noun: A person or thing of great energy, strength, or power. 

I have been getting a...

Tuesday, 04 October 2011 | comments | Read More

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