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Hood to Coast 2015

Last weekend 12 friends descended on PDX to load into two vans and journey 198 miles on foot through sun, torrential rain and gale force winds from Mt. Hood to Seaside, Oregon in a little under 33 hours. It was epic, non-stop fun with a stellar group of photographers, a few spouses, and a few of Craig’s old friends and family as we ran the mother of all relays, Hood to Coast, as Team Awesome Sauce.

It was my first trip away from my 15-month-old son, who is still breastfeeding, and the longest I’ve ever been away from my 3 year old. I had been torn about following through on the race for months and being away from the babes, even after signing on a year earlier, but I am so thankful I did.

Hood to Coast was my version of a radical vacation:

/ Great friends ( Lisa, Bruce, Craig, Sandy & Chris – for the linkable photogs)

/ Adventure (that time we went to the wrong exchange and Bruce had to wait a half an hour, or I ran 5 miles at 3am in a hard downpour in the pitch black with a lightening storm as my guide)

/ Grueling physical feats (we each ran 14-20 miles across three legs in under 24 hours. The hardest part was running 5-7 miles and jumping straight into the van. Over. And over. And over.)

/ Pacific Coast Pie Company (surprise bday pie for Bruce between legs 1&2,)  Voodoo Donuts (thanks to Tim at exchange 6,) and Dutch Bros

/ Oregon. Oh I have missed you and your people.

/ Just enough photo geeking to feel at home

This cartoon pretty much sums it up.

Here is a diptych’d glimpse of our rolling running party, made with my cell phone. You have to check out Sandy’s pics and write up on the adventure too!

Hood to Coast 2015, Team Awesome Sauce. Photo by Tiffany Brown Anderson

Hood to Coast 2015, Team Awesome Sauce. Photo by Tiffany Brown Anderson

Hood to Coast 2015, Team Awesome Sauce. Photo by Tiffany Brown Anderson

Hood to Coast 2015, Team Awesome Sauce. Photo by Tiffany Brown Anderson

Hood to Coast 2015, Team Awesome Sauce. Photo by Tiffany Brown Anderson

Hood to Coast 2015, Team Awesome Sauce. Photo by Tiffany Brown Anderson

Hood to Coast 2015, Team Awesome Sauce. Photo by Tiffany Brown Anderson

Hood to Coast 2015, Team Awesome Sauce. Photo by Tiffany Brown Anderson

Hood to Coast 2015, Team Awesome Sauce. Photo by Tiffany Brown Anderson

Hood to Coast 2015, Team Awesome Sauce. Photo by Tiffany Brown Anderson

Hood to Coast 2015, Team Awesome Sauce. Photo by Tiffany Brown Anderson

Hood to Coast 2015, Team Awesome Sauce. Photo by Tiffany Brown Anderson

Hood to Coast 2015, Team Awesome Sauce. Photo by Tiffany Brown Anderson

Hood to Coast 2015, Team Awesome Sauce. Photo by Tiffany Brown Anderson

Hood to Coast 2015, Team Awesome Sauce. Photo by Tiffany Brown Anderson

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Team Challenge for Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation

Currently, my husband, Kirk, and I are training for the San Diego TriRock olympic-distance triathlon with Team Challenge Las Vegas. Our fundraising goal for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America is $8,000.

This is Jay. Jay is 10-years-old and our team’s Honored Hero.  After years of specialists not knowing how to treat his Crohn’s Disease, Jay is in remission following three surgeries in three months last year. We know of at least two of our team mates that currently have Crohn’s. Hearing their struggles and stories is difficult, and heartbreaking. One a teenage girl, and another a mother of two school age girls. The cause of their pain and suffering remains largely a mystery to researchers and specialists. We joined this effort to help a cause we didn’t know much about. It’s becoming personal as we realize these invisible illnesses are all around us .

Jay joined us for a team pot luck after our training run today, and had thank you notes for everyone. I have thank you notes for everyone too! Please join us and contribute any amount you can HERE to help find a cure for this devastating disease. EVERY DOLLAR helps and it’s all tax deductible!  This is the world I want to live in. One where we all help each other however we can.

Jay, age 10, currently in remission from Crohn's Disease.

Bookmark and Share July 20, 2013
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Nik Wallenda in Sports Illustrated

The last few weeks I’ve been blessed with some incredible assignments for fabulous clients. Two weeks ago I was the exclusive still photographer for the Discovery Channel on the ground at Nik Wallenda’s cable crossing of the Grand Canyon. I’ll have more up from the assignment soon, in the meantime, check out this week’s July 1 issue of Sports Illustrated. They did a beautiful job with a two-page, double-truck spread featuring an image of the single moment Nik paused and knelt in the middle of the walk, 1500 feet up.

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Growing up fast

Zoe and Zand have been buddies since laying on their backs staring at fans when they were just a few weeks old. Now 15-month-old toddlers, the big world exploring has begun.

Please check back soon for recent work for Conde Naste Traveler and the Wall Street Journal, as well as more personal work.

Bookmark and Share May 18, 2013
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Family Vacations

The family I married into rocks. When it comes to spending time together for summer vacation my in-laws opt to hit the beach with tents and campers, grills and tarps. It’s all about doing fun things outside, together, and big family meals. This year my mom added to the fun and traveled from Kentucky to join us at San Onofre in California for the week. We had a new addition too, our new three-month-old nephew, Wesley. So stinkin’ cute.

These are a few casual snaps from moments in between, at the beach in San Onofre, California with the family last month.

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