WHY I RUN
For me, running is about making different kinds of connections. I run to connect with a different mental groove and life pace. Through running, I connect to friends and community, sharing dreams, adventures and inspiration. I connect to my identity, my past to my present. When I run I feel a connection to something timeless, my evolution, biology, and design. Sometimes running is simply an unfiltered connection with the natural world, a fusion of feet and earth and lungs and air. Mostly, running just connects me to balance.
Winner - Oregon Trail Ultrarunning Series (2011)
Sub-19 hour finish at Western States 100 Miler (2012). Qualified through Montrail Cup (Waldo 100K)
Completed first-known crossing of the entire Baja Peninsula on foot in one day (70 miles, 2013)
FKT for Mexico's Sierra Laguna Picacho (2012 - 7,090 feet, 6k of vertical in 9 miles; 2hrs, 35min)
First place - Capitol Peak 50, White Salmon Mountain Half, Macdonald Forest 50k.
May/June - Southern Spain/Portugal - surfing and running and reporting on the Primavera Music Festival.
July - Missoula Marathon (my first!)
August - Guiding two circumnavigations of Mount Rainier
September - the Rut 50k (Big Sky, MT) and the High Sierra Route
Where I Live:
South Summit of Missoula's Mount Sentinel is a regular soul-stirrer. But Wildwood in Portland's Forest Park reigns supreme. It's where it all started for me. Or the 80-mile circuit around Cordillera Huayhuash in the Peruvian Andes. That was nice, too.