Club Member Since 8/17/1999
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"Forest fires and ice storms can't stop an IC run ..."
City: Woodland Park State: CO
Favorite Shoe: Asics Size: 8-8.5
Age: 61.5 years old
Marital Status: Married
Joe Cowell-husband pets: Lady, Lester, and Gizmo
What I do for work:
Dental Hygienist-part-time in Woodland Park and own a small store in Manitou
Places Ive called home and why I like where I am now:
Maine, Michigan, California (Yosemite), Death Valley
I love Colorado because of the mountains.
When I started running and what got me started:
I actually was a volunteer on the top of the peak for the Ascent in '96. Joe was running the race and another volunteer and I decided to run down at the end of the day. It was great!
What does running mean to me:
Running helps a lot with stress. I think it also keeps you very healthy both mentally and physically.
View my Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon results
3rd place in my age division in the winter series 99-00, and 03.
I've made it to all the IC club runs for the past five years even during ice storms and forest fires.
What I like about trail/mountain running:
Much easier than pavement running and there is a lot of wildlife where we live. A black bear once ran between Joe and I on a run!
Favorite running trail and why:
Barr trail-on Pikes Peak and the trail at Mueller State Park where all the elk hang out.
Favorite trail/mountain race and why:
The Winter Series-it's fun to run in the cold and to try to figure out who is in my age division.
Best running experience:
Coming through the finish line in Paris, France 1997-my first marathon.
Worst running experience:
Imogene Pass 98? -almost froze to death.
Neatest thing found on a run:
Peace and quiet
Running related bathroom stop story:
Can't think of one-yet
Running pet peeves:
Dogs that bite.
Something non running related that no one would guess about me:
I like to play a Didgeridoo (Australian wind instrument)-it makes your lungs stronger which probably helps with running.
Other hobbies and interests:
Downhill and cross-country skiing
I think it's important to never give up in spite of health problems and/or adversity. No matter what you always feel better after a run.
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