Shannon Hunt

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Where were you born and raised?  Born in CA, lived there till I was 11, moved to AZ & have been here ever since.

When did you begin running?  8thgrade.

How did you get started running?  We had to do the mile for an athletic test. I placed 2ndfemale in the school.  Fell in love with running.

Favorite distance to run:  Half marathon.

Favorite meal before a race and after:  Under 8 miles, nothing but Sport Beans pre-run.  Over 8 miles, plain bagel with peanut butter + Sport Beans. FOOD is my fave post-run food. Whatever is quick to prepare I will devour.

Favorite race:  Dingle, Ireland Half Marathon

Favorite Track N Trail event:  Well, I haven’t done very many yet, so probably the Laughlin Half.

Favorite place to run:  Street (in street vs. trail).  But I love running where there are trees or other beautiful scenery. Dingle may be my favorite place to run so far ?

Favorite Quote:  Running quote would be something that I heard that went kind of like “if it hurts or sucks, run faster so that it’ll quit hurting or sucking faster”

Favorite Song to Listen to while running:  Devil Inside by INXS, Staying Alive by Bee Gees or She Sells Sanctuary by The Cult.

If you could run anywhere in the world where would it be?  Hmmm…. I don’t really know.  Maybe on a street through the mountains of Montana or some other beautiful mountainous state? Isle of Skye, Scotland and Dingle, Ireland would suffice as well ?

Other Hobbies:  Camping, fishing, reading, going to Cardinals football games, cars, spending time with family & friends, kayaking (when we can find time), drinking beer….

Advice for new runners:  Remember, there was a time when you (and almost everyone thinks this about themselves too) thought you couldn’t run even 1 mile. When you were a baby, walking even seemed hard.  As a small child, riding a bike seemed hard.  It seemed impossible.  And yet, with practice, now those things can be done without even trying.  Keep that in mind when a 5k, 10k, half… sounds impossible.  Just like with the 1 mile, with practice, those too will some day be “easy”.