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    WHY I RUN

    I run to remember. I run for order. I run because I fear disorder. I run because the folds of my belly say run. I run because wolves run. I run towards. I run away. I run to feel, to feel, to feel. I run because it’s free, because it’s egalitarian, because it’s subversive, because people tell me I shouldn’t. I run because there aren’t memberships or green fees. I run because 4.5 billion years of evolution watch me and wonder if I’ll keep using these legs. I run to thank heart and lungs. I run to praise gravity. I run for those who can’t. I run to feel strong. I run until I’m weak.

    I run towards this new world, a world where humans remain fair-footed and landscapes bubble with life on the move, always on the move, running and flying and swimming and dancing. I run to catch up, to join this movement, the movement towards attention, towards subtle mind, towards pumping heart, lactic burn, and clenched teeth.

    I run to remember.

     

    BIO

    Achievements:

    Numerous podium finishes at PNW ultra races

    Oregon Pacific Crest Trail overall and self-supported FKT, 7d 22h 37m

    Wonderland Trail unsupported FKT, 25h 48m

    Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru, self-supported, 3.5 days

    Wildwood Trail end-to-end (30.2 miles), 3h 37m 16s

     

    2017:

    My goals are mostly about spending time outside with my family and friends. It’s important to step away from the easy comforts and conveniences of day-to-day life and be still and quiet in wild places. Simplifying the way I exist, even for just a day or two, informs my perspective in such a positive way. Walking and running trails, living out of a pack, and sleeping under open skies reminds me how little I need to be truly happy. I have lots of adventures planned for 2017. To name a few: I’m racing the Quicksilver 100K in California, running around Mont Blanc in Europe, and I’m planning to complete the Sierra High Route in California. I also want to take a stab at some fastest known times on more PNW trails that inspire me.

     

    Where I live:

    I live on the fringe of Forest Park in Portland Oregon.

     

    Home Trails:

    For gratitude, love and intimate knowing, Wildwood Trail.

    For magic and beauty, Wonderland Trail.

    For pure bliss, off trail in the high mountains.

     

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