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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!

"The Hay is in the Barn"

This expression is commonly used amongst runners when they have completed their training and are transitioning into the...

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Silver State 50k Race Report

It seems that some of the benefits of spontaneity ended up paying dividends for me this past weekend at The Silver State...

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Spontaneity and Specificity

Today (Tuesday) around 2:00 pm Pacific Standard Time I was sitting at my computer after my classes thinking of where I...

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The Vegan Athlete

Over the last five years I have competed in endurance events ranging from triathlons to road races of all distances that...

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Capitol Peak 50-miler Race Report

This past Sunday April 25, 2010 I raced the Capitol Peak 50-mile ultra marathon up in the forests just south of Olympia,...

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Rumble 60k Race Report

The Peterson Ridge Rumble took place this past Sunday April 11, 2010 in the quaint central Oregon town of Sisters. There...

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Rumble 60k (36 miles) Quick Update

Beautiful weather in Central Oregon gave way for fast times! I ended up winning the race in 4:18ish. Fun to see...

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Alive in the Gorge


This past week consisted of some active recovery from Chuckanut and now a week after the fast 50k I can say that I...

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Chuckanut 50k Race Report

The Chuckanut Ridge 50k up in Fairhaven, WA put on by Krissy Moehl and company has become one of the most popular early...

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Shamrock 15k Race Report

I definitely felt some of the "Luck of the Irish" this Sunday in downtown Portland at the 32nd edition of the Shamrock...

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VO2 Max Test- Maximal Oxygen Uptake

I've always wanted to get this test done...basically to just see where I sit in terms of VO2. Most places charge quite...

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Larch Mountain Inspired by Hagg Lake

(View from the summit of Larch Mountain in the Columbia River Gorge...today was much more clear and gave us views of five...

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Table Mountain

(Table Mountain in the Columbia River Gorge)

We headed out to the Columbia River Gorge yesterday for some good ultra...

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Orcas Island 50k Plus

I went up to The Orcas Island 50k this past weekend and had a fabulous experience. It is such a picturesque area and the...

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A Little Scare in the Mountains

A week has passed since our little scare in the mountains but it really rattled me enough to write a quick post about our...

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