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!

Pine to Palm 100- 2011

Pine to Palm 100, held in southern Oregon, was to be the grand finale of my calendar that was chock full of races for...

Monday, 03 October 2011 | comments | Read More

Waldo 100k Race Recap

One of the many mysterious things about ultramarathons (especially longer ones) is that you never quite know what is...

Wednesday, 24 August 2011 | comments | Read More

Mt. Hood Circumnavigation- August 9, 2011

I had been wanting to do this run ever since I moved to Oregon back in August 2009 but something always seemed to get...

Monday, 15 August 2011 | comments | Read More

Mt. Hood 50-miler Race Report

Two years ago I ran my second hundred miler (100 in the Hood) on the same trails (PCT) as the Mt. Hood 50-miler, which...

Tuesday, 02 August 2011 | comments | Read More

3 Non Joggers: It's 39! "No Meat For Old Men"

(Red track suits aren't just reserved for Run DMC...Carl The Mailman rocked his at Forest Park 50k)

I made another...

Friday, 29 July 2011 | comments | Read More

Floradix Iron Supplement

As a vegan endurance athlete one of the most important nutrients that I need to keep an eye on is my iron levels.  Iron...

Friday, 22 July 2011 | comments | Read More

San Diego 100-Miler Race Report-- 2011

A few months ago I decided that I wanted to run my next 100-miler in San Diego based on the location, the timing of the...

Wednesday, 22 June 2011 | comments | Read More

San Diego 100- Bigger Than Just a Race

It's been about three full days since I finished The San Diego 100-mile Endurance run. The race was epic indeed--a long...

Wednesday, 15 June 2011 | comments | Read More

Forest Park 50k Race Report- 2011

The 2011 edition of "Ultramarathon Sunday" (seen on signs intermittently throughout the park's race course) went...

Saturday, 04 June 2011 | comments | Read More

Forest Park: Portland's Sacred Sanctuary

I spent some time in the parks today and, for a change, I wasn't running the trails getting ready for my next ultra...

Monday, 23 May 2011 | comments | Read More

Miwok 100k Race Report- 2011

Several days have passed since the 2011 Miwok 100k that is held in the Marin Headlands of beautiful, sunny, and warm...

Bio | Saturday, 07 May 2011 | comments | Read More

Running for Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp

Last year I participated as a counselor at Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp.  Caring for another in that capacity prepared me for...

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Born to Rumble

The 2011 Peterson Ridge Rumble 40-mile trail race held in Sisters, Oregon took place this past Sunday and, since I won...

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2011 Chuckanut 50k Race Report

I think it is safe to say that Chuckanut 50k, held in Bellingham, WA, is arguably the most competitive trail 50k in the...

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Resting, Repairing, and Running Through Injuries?

The human body and mind are marvelous mechanisms. They can endure so much (more than you think), and there is an amazing...

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Yassine Diboun

It pays to be kind/polite. Restaurant cashier bought my appetizer because I looked him in the eye & said Hi, please & thank you!