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!

Happy Halloween from Ultra Man

Todd J., Amy S., and Ultra Man ran 18 miles through Forest Park on a picture perfect Pacific Northwest autumn day.  I...

Bio | Sunday, 31 October 2010 | comments | Read More

Garlic Oregano Yam Fries

This has been one of my all-time favorite recipes that I thought I would share with you.  I wish I could say it was mine...

Bio | Tuesday, 26 October 2010 | comments | Read More

Should Ultra Runners Be Drug Tested?

Unless you have been cut off from society and headline news lately you probably have heard about scandals in the world...

Bio | Tuesday, 19 October 2010 | comments | Read More

Portland Marathon 10-10-10

It has been a couple years since I have run a road marathon (Philly 2008), but this would be the first "big city...

Bio | Friday, 15 October 2010 | comments | Read More

USATF 50k Trail Championships: Flagline 50k

This past Saturday September 25th I unexpectedly toed the line in the inaugural race held in the Mt. Bachelor area just...

Bio | Wednesday, 29 September 2010 | comments | Read More

Catching My Breath...(and catching up)

("look hands!")
Whoooooosh.....the last few weeks have been a wild ride filled with new and unexpected...

Bio | Thursday, 23 September 2010 | comments | Read More

Welcome To The World Farah

Erica and I are proud to announce that our daughter Farah joined us on Saturday August 28, 2010 at 9:52 pm pacific...

Bio | Tuesday, 31 August 2010 | comments | Read More

Is Tapering Necessary?

Is tapering for a race necessary?  Obviously for some races (like 100-milers) I believe that it is necessary for a...

Bio | Sunday, 15 August 2010 | comments | Read More

White River 50-Miler Race Report: "Pushing The Limits"

It's been one full week since White River 50-Mile Trail Run which served as the USATF Championships for 2010 held in the...

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Great NW Mountain Run

(screamin' down the mountain towards the finish in the 2010 Great NW Mountain Run)

Have you ever run in a singlet, really...

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Race for the Animals

After a week's worth of being a counselor for students with disabilities out at Mt. Hood I was given a little reprieve...

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A Moment with Mr. Buck

This morning a crazy thing happened to me out on Forest Park's Leif Ericson Trail. I have run hundreds of miles on this...

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Bighorn 100 Race Report

The Bighorn Wild and Scenic 100-mile ultramarathon that takes place in the Bighorn Mountains starting near Dayton,...

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Bighorn 100 Update

(One of the canyons we made our way through this weekend)

I'm here in Denver, CO still trying to gather my bearings from

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Rest Well My Dear Aunt

In the midst of finishing up my spring term and putting the finishing touches on Bighorn 100 I received a disconcerting...

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