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January

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 Creating Our Future

Reflecting back on 2016 so many exciting, notable and moving memories come to mind. As I look forward to another fulfilling year I ask  the question—what do I wish to create in 2017? The long awaited Crossing Bhutan was premiered at Santa Barbara International Film Festival to a standing ovation for Ben Henretig, as well as several others festivals last year and I am now thrilled to share it with those in my hometown on January 27th—join us! My newest book, Dirty Inspirations, came out with a poignant and exciting book signing at my favorite, Book Shop Santa Cruz. I then took the book on my 8th trip to Bhutan, while once again supporting the Bhutan Olympic Committee in producing the 3rd Annual Bhutan International […]

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Category: Adventure

27

April

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Science of Ultra Podcast Interview – All About Possibility

While on my last venture in Bhutan I had the pleasure of chatting with Shawn Bearden of Science of Ultra Podcast. We talk about possibility, joy, adventure and the natural tendency of humans to go after big adventure, all woven within the pages of Dirty Inspirations: Lessons From the Trenches of Extreme Endurance Sports. Shawn was a thoughtful interviewer and I want to thank him for all the work he puts toward a top notch podcast. Enjoy!

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Category: Adventure

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March

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Finding Magic in the Muck

My article on Tour of the Dragon in Tourism Council of Bhutan’s magazine. I had a chance to catch up with His Royal Highness on last years tour of the dragon and what he remembered most was my offering him a potato chip while climbing Dochula pass. Love that, and this really goofy pic. ‪#‎tourofthedragon‬ ‪#‎bhutanmagazine‬ ‪#‎tourismcouncilbhutan‬‪#‎gottalovethegoofyphoto  

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Category: Adventure

27

February

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Bhutan International Marathon (BIM) hits Record Breaking Participation While Supporting all Factions of its Country

In 2014 the Bhutan Olympic Committee (BOC) and I launched the first Bhutan International Marathon and Half Marathon (BIM) in the gorgeous Punakha and Gasa Dzongkhag’s (regions). That first year we exceeded our expectations by getting almost 40 International participants and a total of 250 runners for both the marathon and half marathon. The next year we doubled international participant numbers with over 75 runners while totals for both races remained at mid 200’s. While registrations are still pouring in for 2016, we already have over 130 International participants registered!! (while Bhutanese runners are still registering at the last minute).  Here is why this is so incredibly exciting to me: There has never been a sporting event where this many […]

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Category: Bhutan

26

January

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Authors and Writers on Fire – Podcast Interview for Dirty Inspirations

Enjoy my podcast chat with John Vonhof at Writers and Authors on Fire and author of Fixing Your Feet. If you are an endurance athlete, you need his book. In this podcast we chat on Dirty Inspirations, enduring, writing and much much more. Fun chat!

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Category: Adventure

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January

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Dirty Inspirations: Teaser #3 – book release Jan. 26!

On the eve of Dirty Inspirations book release I wanted to give you one more book teaser. You can pre-order a signed copy of the book on the Bookshop Santa Cruz website. Join me for a celebration and book signing on February 3rd at Bookshop Santa Cruz—an independent book store which I grew up with! Can’t wait. For more information on the book, check this page on my website… TEASER #3 “You are braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” —Winnie the Pooh THE ELIXIR Northeastern Australia, 1997 I’ve always taught athletes that there are no specific formulas nor any one single aspect of being human that can fully support personal satisfaction in sport. I (sort of ) lied. […]

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Category: Adventure