Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Friday, May 25, 2012

Climbing Mt. Hood: On The Bucket List

A while back I went on a trip to Bend, Oregon with the soil Judging Team at NIU. The landscapes there were vastly different than anything I ever have seen. Oregon is a state that has huge volcanic mountains, tall pine forests, craters, and desert areas....and much more...for sure Oregon is in my top 5 states visited thus far. Anyway one image I will not ever shake is driving by Mt. Hood. This mountain has an iconic look about it that shouts to me that it must be climbed. I recently found a video from a local PBS station in Oregon talking about the history and excitement of climbing Mt Hood. I have to visit soon.

Watch Season 23, Episode 14 on PBS. See more from Oregon Field Guide.

A Picture I took of Mt. Hood on my soils trip to Oregon with NIU

Thursday, April 26, 2012

The World According to Monsanto

A documentary on Google that hits right into my interests.....My hate for Monsanto...anyway...carry on

Sunday, April 22, 2012


Life On Shuffle

This song has been doing it for me lately....Steve Aoki & Tiesto- Tornado (original mix)

Monday, April 16, 2012

Very informative interview with one of my favorite athletes: Scott Jurek

Scott Jurek Interview (2006) from Willis Wall on Vimeo.

Scott Jurek, ultra runner and professional trainer, talks about distance running and hiking and how to prepare for endurance events. Scott has won the prestigious Western States 100 ultramathon 7 years in a row, holding the course record of 15:36, and won the Badwater Ultramarathon in 2005, setting a course record. Scott defended his title at Badwater in 2006 and was the first American to win Greece's Spartathlon with the second fastest time. Topics include:

* how he gravitated to long distance running
* how to handle discouraging moments in multi-day events
* foot care and foot wear
* training tips for flatlanders attempting the Wonderland Trail
* food, nourishment and hydration for long events
* views on running, age, and stress on the body

Learn more about Scott at: