The Numbers: Kyle Dietz

Photo credit: TC Worley

Photo credit: TC Worley


WE HAVE 100 RANDOM QUESTIONS, ALL OF WHICH ARE UNBEKNOWNST TO OUR VICTIMS. THEY PICK 20 RANDOM NUMBERS FROM 1 – 100, WE SEND BACK THOSE QUESTIONS & TOPICS TO ANSWER BASED ON THEIR CHOSEN NUMBERS. THERE ARE SO MANY VARIOUS QUESTIONS AND TOPICS IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER - YOU GET WHAT YOU GET. 

OUR NEXT VICTIM IS THE MIDWEST'S KYLE DIETZ.


Do you prefer to run alone, or in a group? 
Usually alone cause I don't have any close running buddy's that like to run the way I do. 

 

What could we find in your refrigerator right now?
Lots of soy milk and snacks.

 

If you could have lunch with 3 people living or dead, who would it be?
My Father and two brothers. I can't even remember the last time we were all together.

 

Who are your top 3 favorite people to follow on Instagram?
Hmm I usually just follow people who take awesome outdoor photos. Joe Grant (alpine works), Outdoor Research, and Dan at (bedrock sandals).

 

What was the last book you read?
How to have sex in the woods. :)

 

Do you have a website?
Nah…

 

What’s one thing you have to accomplish this year?
A project I've been working on with a friend. Hopefully launch it this spring.

 

Give us some words to live by:
"Sometimes you gotta jump." 

 

Who do you enjoy travelling with?
Shawn Eldridge and TC Worly.

 

When was the last time you stepped in dog shit?
A few runs back at the local trail spot... Could of been human.

 

What was the last magazine article you read?
I think it was a shoe review on the NB 110v2. 

 

3 words that describe you best.
Spontaneous, Weird, Free.

 

Text message or phone call?
Text message. I mumble a lot on the phone.

 

What’s your drink of choice? Coffee and Alcohol: 
Vanilla Iced Nirvana from local coffee shop. Jingle Java beer from local brewery.

 

What is your worst bad habit?
Not training in the mornings when I set my alarm. I'll sleep right through it if I don't set more than one alarm.

 

What are you most proud of?
My family and friends. It's a small group but I love them to death.

 

Are you guilty of answering a phone call with a text message?
Yeah sometimes. Usually I'm working so they understand.

 

You’re replacing the toilet paper: Do you arrange it to roll over, or roll under?
I've never even noticed that... Is that a thing!?

 

When was the last time you were truly frustrated?
Last week at work. People can be rude during the holiday seasons.

 

Have you ever had an embarrassing fall during a run?
I've had a million falls during runs. Last one was at the Rut 50k... A guy fell right in from of me really hard and I helped him up and then one min later I did the same thing but almost fell off the ridge! Haha "When in Rome".

 


ED Note: Kyle hails from Iowa and has an undisputed love for mountains of any variety, be it rugged or rolling, and makes any excuse possible to go experience them. He recently had an article written about him and his bout as a MMA fighter on the Trail Runner Mag website. Kyle put together some impressive times at last years Trans Rockies Run, but had a tough go at The Rut 50k. He will likely come into the 2015 running season in full-swing while representing Fitsok, Altra and Outdoor Research.