Hometown: Highland Falls, NY
Current town: Highland Falls, NY
Main Activities: Trail Running, Hiking, Snowboarding, Camping
Loves: Love for the outdoors! = Anything and everything outside, I’m up for the challenge!
Running Advice: It’s so simple, yet overlooked constantly. Just get outside, have fun, and move freely. Consistency is your best friend. No need to stress about pace, heart rate, or miles. It’s what we humans were designed to do. Just start there and watch yourself grow!
Spirit Animal: Humming Bird
Relaxation: Cold IPA and a guitar
Favorite Food: Banana
Favorite Place: Bear Mountain
Work: Trail Builder & Ski/Snowboard Technician
Quirks: Can’t sit still, constantly moving
Favorite book: Can’t Hurt Me
Favorite Podcasts: Rich Roll Podcast, Trail Runner Nation
Favorite quote: Slow is Smooth, Smooth is Fast
Inspired by: Mountains & The Great Outdoors
% of waking life spent in Earth Runners: I only wear shoes when “they” make me (Trail Building Work)
Advice for those new to minimalist footwear, wanting to try Earth Runners: People considering sandaling up Be smart, be safe, start slow. You’re not gonna run an ultra marathon the first day you get the sandals in the mail. But if you stick with it, let those paws develop, you’ll be crushing miles like it’s nothing.
Favorite athletic accomplishment from last year: Completing the unsupported 70 miler Shawangunk Ridge Trail Race with my father.
Active goals for this year: Staying healthy, happy, and not getting injured while practicing daily movement. Going sub 20 hours in the SRT70 mile race.
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