Club Member Since 4/2/2005
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"sustain your gain despite the pain"
City: Colorado Springs State: Co
Favorite Shoe: Mizuno wave Size: 11.5
Age: 63 years old
Marital Status: married
Linda(spouse), Nick(23 yr old Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corp.), Joshua(20 yr. old severely autistic), David(16 yr old Soph. at Pine creek H.S. and Dad's running buddy... 4 years in a row Bolder Boulder 10k and last year we ran the Pike's Peak Ascent together), Julia(14 yr old Freshman at The Classical Academy...loves soccer, art, friends and shopping).
What I do for work:
I am a marriage and family therapist in private practice since 1980.
Places Ive called home and why I like where I am now:
Peoria,Il; Milwaukee,WI; Minneapolis,MN; Los Angeles,CA; Colorado Springs,Co. Clean mountain air can't be beat!
When I started running and what got me started:
Past 15 years, but more consistently the last two years.
What does running mean to me:
It's an outlet for stress relief, and a wonderful way to stay young and fit and meet some great friends.
View my Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon results
7 Bolder Boulders, 5 triple crown, 4Ascents,2 Marathons(Am. Discovery Trail and Pikes Peak Marathon) and 2 Half Marathons( Georgetown and Air Force Academy).
What I like about trail/mountain running:
The beauty and the challenge
Favorite running trail and why:
Red Rocks, section 16 and Barr trail all beautiful and challenging
Favorite trail/mountain race and why:
ADT Marathon when it ran from Palmer Lake down through the Air Force Academy... It was my biggest accomplishment so far.
Best running experience:
Same as above... the ADT Marathon. To finish a Marathon is INCREDIBLE!
Worst running experience:
a Bolder Boulder several years ago when I was very sick
Neatest thing found on a run:
Fresh Bear poop... and I was running alone!
Running related bathroom stop story:
Too much gas during the long Marathon training runs.
Running pet peeves:
People expecting a verbal hello when I am completely unable to speak and don't want to anyway. Raising my index finger should suffice I think.
Something non running related that no one would guess about me:
Drank a Guiness in Enya's Dad's Pub in Ireland last July,2004
Other hobbies and interests:
Hal Higdon's training tips for Marathon training was very helpful. And of course, Matt's Mountain training tips for Pike's Peak are the best. The Jerk and Braveheart are two of my favorite movies. My wife and I love traveling in Europe(Italy is our favorite).
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