Aimee Thorpe Rangel

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Name: Aimee Thorpe Rangel

Where were you born and raised? Gilbert AZ.

When did you begin running? About 20 years ago, I needed to find an exercise
that I could take my son with me

How did you get started running? I think I started focusing more on running when
my oldest was competing in a tri at age 5 and I was telling him that he was going
to lose the lead if he didn’t pick it up. He said (not disrespectfully) “mom if you
like races so much then maybe you should do it.” Done!

Favorite distance to run: 6-8 mile trail runs

Favorite race: Night trail runs

Favorite Track N Trail event: Pizza night….is it okay to say that?

Favorite place to run: San Tan Mountain and Usery

Favorite Quote: If you judge people, you have no time to love them. Mother
Teresa. (I seriously don’t really have one so I had to google this….but now it’s my

Favorite Song to Listen to while running: My current is anything my Bruno
Mars…but I have been down to to listen to Eminem before a race
If you could run anywhere in the world where would it be? I would to love in

Other Hobbies: Spending time with boys on adventures.

Advice for new runners: You can spend hundreds/thousands of dollars on work
out gear and you may still not run like a Kenyan….I know from experience.
Seriously, use your peers to raise your game and don’t view them as
competition. Build each other up!