• TRAIL RUNNER •
LOCATION: Bend, OR
FAVORITE GU PRODUCT: Energy Stroopwafels
FAVORITE ENERGY GEL FLAVOR: Blue Pom ROCTANE
FAVORITE NUTRITION HACK
Realizing that your body is an amazing machine and if you give it the nutrients it needs (the good stuff) it can also handle a ton of other garbage (the bad but oh-so-delicious stuff like donuts). So enjoy life, eat what you like but don't forget about what you need.
WHAT MOTIVATES YOU? WHAT'S YOUR WHY?
This has stayed consistent over the years, I just like going head to head in competition with others, but at the same time my love of running in the outdoors has inched closer and closer to that overarching motivation. It's just so frickin cool to cover ground with your own two feet and have a gnarly adventure while you're at it.
HOW DO YOU DO GOOD IN YOUR COMMUNITY?
The sport of running and its people have given so much to me over my career that I've always tried to give that same value back to the community over the years. I like working with youth as they are the next gen of runners and how I also got my start so I coach youth programs in track, cross country, trail running and skimo. I started youth camps a few years ago and get so much out of a week of running around the mountains with a group of enthusiastic young kids. I'm also going on year 13 of holding a weekly interval group in Bend, helping all levels of folks get faster no matter where they are at in their athletic journey.