1. Favorite Trail: Ray Miller Trail, SoCal
2. Favorite Race: Born to Run
3. Favorite Running Fuel: Bean Burritos and leftover pizza
4. Favorite Beer: Don’t really drink much so as long as its cold!
5. Favorite Post-run/race Food: BBQ
6. Favorite Shoes: Altra, Luna Sandals, Topo Athletic and the occasional fun run in Hoka.
7. Bucket List Race: Hurt 100
8. Fastest Beer Mile Time: Don’t keep track cuz I’m too busy trying not to puke!
9. How many miles per week do you run: Don’t really keep track
10. Trail Music: No music for me. I don’t like the disconnect from my surroundings.
11. You know you’re a Dirtbag when: You put on the same dirty running shorts because they’re just thrown in your car and you can smell the stinky ass from like two weeks ago.
12. Favorite type of Dirtbag home: Whatever works for me!
13. Famous runner crush: Patrick Sweeney
14. Famous runner you’d want to run with: Can’t think of one
15. When was your last shower: Well, yesterday was Mothers Day so I had to shower, so….yesterday.
16. What is your cross training activity of choice: I have a dusty mountain bike in the garage that I hardly ride.
17. I felt most like a badass runner when: When I finished my first ultra.
18. Piece of gear you can’t live without: Toilet paper
19. What is a quirky habit you have while running: Not sure, you’d have to ask the friends I run with.
20. Three words that describe your running: Happy Happy Happy
21. Your go-to running outfit is: Whatever stinks less
22. Don’t your knees hurt?: I heard running is bad for your knees.
Anything else you’d like the DBR community to know about you:
I’m and ex-drug addict and I have been clean for 11 and a half years now. My life has been blessed by an amazing wife and daughter and have met the most amazing people because of running. I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in early 2011, was overweight and told I needed to change my life style. I began to eat better and started walking, then eventually started running slowly. I lost 80 lbs in a year and got off all the prescription medicines. Running saved me from myself and the trails and mountains have become my place of mental and spiritual healing. My happy place.