Why not finish up an amazing year with running a 50K with some local running friends? #letsdothis The Huff is located on the trails of Chain O’Lakes just south of Albion, Indiana. This is also the stomping grounds for the early spring Indiana 100 that I’ve been eyeing recently.

About a month or two back a friend of mine, Jim Raseman, and I were chatting and he threw out an idea of running 11 or 15 miles on 12/13/14 and wondered if it was something I’d be interested in joining him on. To run a set distance of miles on a specific day?? COUNT, Read More

With the first snow day of the year for the kid’s school on November 18th this can only mean that we are in for a solid winter. This past week some of us got together to kick it on the snow covered trails at the Kalamazoo Nature Center.

LOVE this community www.YESforMattawan.org What an amazing ride! That’s all I can say. Loved the team that I was privileged enough to have worked along side for these past couple months. A HUUUUGE thanks to all of those volunteers that helped on election day. Can’t wait to see what we do next! #bada$$ team UNITE! (you, Read More

Tomorrow is November 4th…aka, midterm election day! For the past couple months I have work alongside some amazing professionals as we teamed up to help promote and educate the local community about our district’s two school bond proposals. While the adventure has included many, many long nights of fact-finding, website developing/maintenance, social media push,, Read More

  You may have been wondering where has VanLoo been lately or why haven’t you seen any race news since Dances with Dirt Hell? Well after an amazing year of adventures I’ve decided to take a little break from the long weekly miles and start to focus on ‘rebooting the system’.

Just before Run Woodstock Hallucination 100 last year I decided to get myself a pair of Rudy Project Rydon Rx sunglasses to help battle eye fatigue from long hours of running along with headaches I was getting. Best decision I’ve ever made.  Since then I’ve worn these glasses in just about every race and on most, Read More