Wednesday, July 27, 2016

2017 Surf City Marathon and 1/2 Marathon Discount Code

I'm honored and excited to be selected as an ambassador for the 2017 Surf City Marathon! This event is held every Super Bowl Sunday and will occur next year on Sunday, February 5.

I've run this event for 8 years in a row and 2017 will be my 9th consecutive run! Last year, I was also an ambassador and I'm excited to be an ambassador for the second year in a row.

The Surf City Marathon is the perfect event for runners of all levels. The majority of the course is flat and there are plenty of aid stations and spectators along the course to keep participants energized and motivated. The race is held early in the morning, but not too early, so there is plenty of time to watch the BIG GAME and still get a good night's sleep.

If you are new to running, there are plenty of online training programs and mobile applications that can help take novices from a couch to a half marathon within 8-12 weeks. Remember, the desire to accomplish any goal has to come from within yourself. We are all capable of accomplishing incredible feats and accomplishments! It all starts with a first step towards a goal and if the main goal seems insurmountable, then break it up into mini goals that pave the way towards your big dream!

If you are interested in registering for the 2017 Surf City Marathon event, use code "SCMTINER2017" to save 10% off the race entry fee for both the full and half marathons. 

Hopefully, I'll see you on the course!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Go Hike It - Site Redesign!

Go Hike It

Happy 2016! I'm excited to share that we have launched the new design of! Over the years, the site has grown from a small blog into an expanded hiking and outdoor lifestyle resource with over 40 unique hikes!

We completely migrated the site from Blogger to to give the site a unique, custom look and feel. Additionally the site is completely responsive, which will help it look excellent and display correctly on any computer, tablet or smart phone!

In case you don't remember what the old Go Hike It website looked like, below are some screenshots. After seeing the old layout, you'll quickly understand why we are excited about this new redesign. :)

Legacy Go Hike It site layout

Legacy Go Hike It site layou

Happy trails and we hope your 2016 is full of much continued success!

If you like the new layout, feel free to share your thoughts and leave a comment below. 

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Rainbow Falls

Rainbow Falls

Rainbow Fall is a breathtaking waterfalls located bout 2.5 miles past the Devil's Postpile in Mammoth, CA. It's an incredible beautiful backdrop to Mammoth's natural setting.

Rainbow Falls

Devil's Postpile 

Devil's Postpile 

Devil's Postpile 

Mammoth River

Back of Rainbow Falls

Devil's Postpile 

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Victorville Airplane Graveyard Visit

Airplane graveyards are interesting cultural landmarks. In some ways, it’s difficult to imagine that new planes costing over $350 million dollars, can eventually be left in the dessert. In other ways, the remote landscape juxtaposed against modern machinery, creates a unique photography opportunity.

This particular graveyard is near the Southern Logistics Airport in Victorville, CA.  

Victorville Airplane Graveyard

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Paramount Ranch

Paramount Ranch

Enjoy various images of Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills, CA. Paramount Ranch was a former movie set and the backdrop to several iconic Western movies, such as The Cisco Kidd and television shows, including Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman.

The property is maintained by the National Park Service and is open to the public for tours. Parking is complimentary.

Paramount Ranch Western Town Setting

Paramount Ranch Barn Window