Name: Lupe Herrera
Where were you born and raised? Mesa/ Gilbert, AZ.
When did you begin running? I started in 2007 and ran until 2011 took a break then started again in 2015.
How did you get started running? When I lived in Tempe for a few years I always saw 5k’s going on weekend’s. I thought it would be fun and great way to bond with my daughter who loves running.
Favorite distance to run: 10k
Favorite race: So far the Phoenix Marthon . I completed my 1st of many half marthons in Feburary 2016
Favorite Track N Trail event: I like all of them but the SNL skit was my favorite
Favorite place to run: Gilbert Marthon I did the 10k it was fun running through the Gilbert Days parade.
Favorite Quote: “Until you start believing in yourself, you ain’t gonna have a life.” Rocky
Favorite Song to Listen to while running: I listen to everything as long as the music is upbeat
If you could run anywhere in the world where would it be? I would like for my first mathron to be Big Sur International Marathon. I think running along the ocean would be cool and different view from the desert.
Other Hobbies: I like to watch 80′ s movies, shopping of course and playing BINGO and no i dont’s have any lucky troll dolls or knick- knacks I take with me to the casino.
Advice for new runners: Don’t s compare your speed or distance with others. You will get there as long as you don’t give up.