A Life Well Lived

I haven’t done everything, but it’s on my list

Welcome!  This is where I get to share my adventures with you.  Check out my trip reports, gear reviews, how-to, and training tips.  

October 17, 2017

I've been using Vibram FiveFingers for years.  Out of the 17 marathons I've completed so far, 14 have been with Vibram FiveFingers.  They are fantastic shoes that provide everything you need in a shoe and nothing you don't.  My most recent model has been the V-Run, wit...

October 14, 2017

This hike has been a family mainstay for a number of years now - and for good reason.  The scenery is absolutely incredible and it offers high rewards for its equally high challenge.  It covers 18 miles with nearly 5,000ft of elevation gain - all done in a span of abou...

October 2, 2017

I decided to run the Leavenworth marathon for a number of reasons - most of which had to do with my goal of breaking 3 hours.  It has a favorable course for a PR, with the first 10 miles being downhill and the remaining 16 mostly flat.  It's also a smaller marathon (pa...

September 18, 2017

As I write this, I have an upcoming Marathon exactly two weeks away.  Needless to say, I've been doing quite a bit of running the last few months to prepare for this race.  However, I currently live in an area that has very few options to run outside.  There are no nea...

September 11, 2017

When I did my first marathon, I carried a liter of sports drink in a hydration reservoir in a waist pack.  It seems ridiculous when I think about that now.  I've learned a lot about race nutrition since then.  My current nutrition plan is both simple and minimal, yet p...

September 3, 2017

I've been using hiking boots since I was a kid.  I had always believed that proper hiking boots were the only footwear a responsible hiker would choose.  After all, how could you dare to venture into the outdoors without waterproofing and ankle support? 


August 29, 2017

I'm deep in training for the Leavenworth Marathon at the end of September, with the goal of breaking 3 hours.  I'll be putting in some big miles this week, including one of my 20-milers.  I'm also doing the longest race-pace workout of my training program, a 10-miler....

August 22, 2017

My wife and I had been planning a backpacking trip this summer for quite some time.  We had originally planned to do the Bowron Lake Circuit in British Columbia, but failed to get a permit and decided to try to find something closer to home instead.  If you've read any...

August 10, 2017

After two years of getting shut out on Rainier (route conditions in 2015 and weather in 2016), we were really hoping to make the summit this year.  Plus, the past two years we had a team of 4, this time around we had a big team...a very big team.  We had 12 people on o...

July 18, 2017

Even with my Rainier climb only a week away, I wanted to squeeze in another climb this summer.  I decided on Mt. Hood as I had never done it and it would take less time to climb than Mt. Adams.  The weather looked great and the route was supposed to be in good shape, s...

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Hi, I'm Kevin.  I'm a triathlete and mountaineer, among other things.   This is where I get to share my adventures with you.  


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