Category Archives: The Journey

Tim Van Orden eats 80/10/10

Some friends and I went to Matthew Kenney’s new restaurant M.A.K.E. in Santa Monica, CA on opening night and had a little fun. It seems that Matthew has taken the 80/10/10 diet into consideration when he prepared the menu… but with a delicious twist 🙂 Continue reading

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Van Orden Wins 9th U.S. Title in the 50K

Among the elite field was trail ace Tim Van Orden, 44, of Bennington, Vermont. Despite winning the 2011 USA Trail Running Championship Series, Van Orden was nervous about competing in his first ultra marathon (longer than 26.2 miles). “I’ve had some injuries and missed some training recently, so I wasn’t sure I’d even be able to finish a 50k, let alone do well. Continue reading

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Causes of Emotional Eating

While attending the Woodstock Fruit Festival, Tim was asked by Yulia Tarbath of http://rawsomehealthy.com to give a little talk about emotional eating. One of the reasons that so people fail on a vegetarian, vegan or raw diet is that we haven’t learned how to ‘deal’ with cravings and stuffing down our emotions with food. Continue reading

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Raw Veganism, Cults and Emotional Health

While speaking in Highland Park, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago) I gave a talk about how diet and emotional health. All the research that I’ve read leads me to believe that emotional health trumps diet and exercise in the quest for overall health. Continue reading

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Interview with Dan ‘The Life Regenerator’ McDonald at the Woodstock Fruit Festival

Over the past seven years on this journey I’ve seen ‘raw’ personalities come and go. Dan McDonald is one of my favorites. His ‘evolution’ on this path towards raw health has been fun to watch. Continue reading

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My interview with the controversial Harley Johnstone a.k.a. Durian Rider at the Woodstock Fruit Festival

In a rare moment, I get to sit down with Harley Johnston aka Durian Rider to have a chat at the Woodstock Fruit Festival. Harley, on his channel ‘durianriders’, likes to stir the hornets nest and get people thinking in provocative ways about veganism. Continue reading

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Van Orden Takes Masters Crown at U.S. Half Marathon Trail Championships

Nearly eight hundred runners took on the challenge of the Dirty Half Marathon in Bend on Sunday. For the third year in a row, this race has served as the U.S. Half Marathon Trail Championships. Crystal clear blue skies and temps in the low thirties greeted runners as they barreled down the trail towards the Cascade Mountain Range and views of five snow-capped volcanoes. Continue reading

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Getting Started #53 – Defeating Goliath

It’s been a while since I’ve made a video and some of you may have guessed that if you don’t
see a video from me for a while, it means that the ‘sheep’ has hit the fan. It’s been tough.
Wow. I’m getting ready for the World Championships, keeping my training up, dealing with
everything else in my life, and dealing with depression… Continue reading

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Why I Run

I’m often asked why I run so much… am I running away from something? Here’s my answer (inspired by Henry David Thoreau). Why do you run? Continue reading

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VegNews Interview

I’m a bit behind the ball on this post, but I wanted to let you know that Running Raw has been featured in this month’s (March/April) issue of VegNews Magazine!! The issue focuses on vegan men. Check it out! Continue reading

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