Amy Jo Schopp

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Name: Amy Jo Schopp

Where were you born and raised?: Born in Grand Forks, ND but raise in MN and WI most my life. GO PACK GO!

When did you begin running?: 2 years ago or so

How did you get started running?: My husband Joel met up with the AZTNT group ALL THE TIME and raved about everyone so I said, “What the heck? Let me check these folks out myself!”…???

Favorite distance to run: ….hmmmmm short distances lol but maybe if I had to choose a 5k

Favorite meal before a race and after: Carb loading is always enjoyable the night before…usually pasta
Afterwards: Usually I wanna just go back to bed lol so maybe a banana! ?

Favorite Race: I think the one I had the most fun at was the Scottsdale one! My favorite bling race was the Brew Ha ha! That’s the thing about our Aztnt group…it’s ALWAYS fun!

Favorite Aztnt event: FIREBALL duh!!!!!!!

Favorite place to run: the canals or the Queen Creek wash!

Favorite Quote: I guess I have a lot but I tend to yell “Oh yeah!” from Despicable Me (Vector) a lot. This one is good: “Everyday is a new beginning, take a deep breath, smile, and start again!”

Favorite Song to listen to while running: Usually I put on the “Hey Mama” Black Eyed Peas PANDORA station. (Anything that plays on that)

If you could run anywhere in the world where would it be?: To the beach or to my bed! Lol

Other hobbies: I LOVE volunteering at the Petsmart on Power/202 for the kitten/cat adoptions every SATURDAY! Crazy cat lady sorry!!!
I absolutely love ZUMBA!!!

Advice for new runners: It’s been hard for me to realize even though I’m not as fast or consistent as some of our other members, I’m still a runner despite walking sometimes! Anyone can run. You just have to try!