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”.