Lupe Herrera

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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.