Club Member Since 11/26/2011
"...Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light." Dylan Thomas
City: Colorado Springs State: CO
Favorite Shoe: Brook's Defiance Size: Huge
Age: 43.6 years old
Marital Status: Married
Sons: Justin (20) and Logan (15)
What I do for work:
Places Ive called home and why I like where I am now:
Originally from St. Louis Missouri.
I love Colorado because of the lifestyle here. The beauty of this state is the best.
When I started running and what got me started:
Originally started running in high school. I saw a race going on and joined in for fun. All of the so-called "team" sports didn't allow me to find even close to the satisfaction I find in running.
What does running mean to me:
It's the one thing that has remained constant in my life, no matter what. I've left running, but it has never left me.
View my Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon results
My first marathon: 9/5/11 - ADT (4:07)
My first half marathon: 10/2010 - Rock n' Roll Denver 1:59 (no joke)
What I like about trail/mountain running:
Favorite running trail and why:
Monument Trail - It has a little bit of everything, and beautiful views.
Favorite trail/mountain race and why:
American Discovery Trail (ADT) Marathon - Santa Fe --- because its the first and the only one I've done so far. :)
Best running experience:
Lost Dutchman Half Marathon - Apache Junction, AZ. I could breathe and the weather in February was in the 60s! Took 8 minutes off my half time from Colorado 5 months prior.
Worst running experience:
Cheyenne Canyon Race. I was a newbee coming back to running in 2009. I had a question to one of the race officials and received a very rude response. Most were rude. Took a very hard fall down a huge hill, and came back LAST with bloody arms and knees. I refuse to do that race again...LOL, oh well. I've never been last again!
Neatest thing found on a run:
Other runners and their stories.
Running related bathroom stop story:
Freezing cold day on a very long run day, I was never so happy to find an open bathroom door and toilet paper.
Running pet peeves:
Loose Dogs that are not socialized or conditioned to stay with their owners.
Something non running related that no one would guess about me:
I was in the Marine Corps from 88-92.
Other hobbies and interests:
Advice: Don't take yourself that seriously, most of us aren't going to the Olympics. Enjoy your running, and don't compare yourself to others ... run your own race.
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