Home: Bothell, WA
Favorite place on Earth: Priest Lake, ID
50K PR: 4:46
50 mile PR: 8:27
I run to hear the song of the trails in the deep woods, sung by the spirits of the mountains early in the morning. I run from the blur and noise of the city up hills that extend beyond the fog and clouds, to a secret place of pain, joy and life. I have always been running for these reasons, yet only discovered the true magic of the mountains in 1997, while training for triathlon...
Then, it was the mysterious and winding trails of the mountains near Bellingham, WA that I called my own. After being president of the Western Washington University Triathlon Team for two years, I formed the Bellingham Triathlon Club in the year 2000--a club that is still in existence. After approximately 100 triathlons, 3 of them being Ironmans, I discovered the Badwater Ultramarathon and the spirit of the mountains called to me again. I now spend my days running toward the goal of competing in the toughest foot race on earth, the spirit inside of me, the fog below me, life in front of me.
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Although active, Jeff spent most of his life struggling with obesity. Finally, 4 years ago, at age 46, he started on the path toward better health with the help of a terrific doctor specializing in Functional Medicine. Jeff has lost over 50 lbs, and has changed his diet significantly (whole, organic, local, non-processed), and discovered a passion for barefoot/minimalist trail running. His goals for 2015 are to continue that journey, as well as to continue to train to run further than he ever has. Jeff completed his first marathon in January 2013 and achieved his goal of a 50K Ultra (2 of them), and his first 50 Miler in 2014. His goal for 2015 is a 100K on his way to a 100 miler!
You can often find Jeff working his way up the famous Manitou Incline, or on a variety of trails in the beautiful Colorado Rockies. Jeff is also an active blogger, and his original intent of blogging was to create a personal journal of his journey to better health. His blog has since grown to be much more than that. He has spent time working towards his goals, and educating himself about barefoot/minimalist running, and healthy eating, and now takes the opportunity to share what he’s learned.
According to Jeff, “I'm certainly not a certified dietitian or coach, but I love hearing from those that have followed me, and how much I've helped or inspired them. I think many folks identify with me because I am not an elite athlete, but instead just a middle-aged, back of the pack runner trying to improve my health and to enjoy life. Just hearing that I've helped someone, somehow, is so rewarding. And, I am so excited to partner with Electro-Bites as an ambassador. Their products are clean, simple, effective, and they taste great! I’m really proud to be an Ambassador for a company I am passionate about.”
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We're waiting for Bob to finish his bio. In the mean team we can tell you he has been an endurance athlete for decades. Bob is a bit of a renaissance athlete starting as an avid rock climber (he still climbs) evolving into a formidable endurance athlete. Bob has run virtually every distance in triathlon, open water swimming and trail running. He is also a road and mountain biker. He's pretty much outside and moving all the time.
I am a special education teacher, soccer coach, and avid runner. I have been active my whole life as I played soccer growing up, and in college. With college soccer being over, I turned to running to challenge myself and allow me to still compete in a different means. I have run 2 half marathons, a 20k, and several 10 and 5ks. I plan on completing 2 more half marathons this summer, as well as my first full marathon this fall.
When I am not teaching, coaching, or running I love to spend my time outdoors hiking and exploring new areas and cities. I am very excited to be apart of the Fuel 100 team as an ambassador. I value supporting products that are made from all-natural ingredients. I am a strong believer that nutrition affects performance, and therefore I look to fuel my body with high quality products. While I am an average women runner who trains and runs races not for the PR, but for the pure fun and socialization, I still see the importance of fueling my body with the appropriate fuel to obtain peak performance.
Heather, known as Anish on trails, completed her “Triple Crown” of Backpacking in 2006 at the age of 25. She completed the 2,100 mi long Appalachian Trail in 2003, the 2,600 mi long Pacific Crest Trail in 2005, and the ~2,600 mi long Continental Divide Trail in 2006. She subsequently took up ultra-marathon running, completing six 100 mile races since August 2011 as well as dozens of 50k and 50 mi events. She is well known for setting the overall self-supported speed record on the Pacific Crest Trail in 2013 (60 days, 17 hours, 12 min), breaking the previous record by four days.