Club Member Since 12/18/2014
The mountains are not stadiums in which to satisfy ambition, but cathedrals in which I practice my religion. -A. Boukreev
City: Colorado Springs State: CO
Favorite Shoe: Merrell Trail Glove Size: 10.5
Age: 35.7 years old
What I do for work:
High school chemistry teacher
Places Ive called home and why I like where I am now:
Montana, Alaska, Washington, Idaho, Mississippi, Florida, Colorado
When I started running and what got me started:
Fell in love with triathlons in college, and never looked back...then did the 2013 TCR and realized that I loved running, but was REALLY bad at it. So here I am to improve myself!
What does running mean to me:
Mental and spiritual clarity.
View my Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon results
2013 Triple Crown
What I like about trail/mountain running:
Serenity, quiet, the smell of crisp, mountain air.
Favorite running trail and why:
Four Pass Loop, the views!!!
Favorite trail/mountain race and why:
PPA...for the entire time I've lived in the Springs, I've taken Pikes Peak's grandeur and beauty for granted until I had to run up it! Now I hold the Peak in a whole new respect.
Best running experience:
Worst running experience:
Fat Tire Tri...ran up and mountain, puking the whole way, after having been kicked in the nose during the swim, and crashing into a cactus during the bike.
Neatest thing found on a run:
Mountain lion encounter
Running related bathroom stop story:
Just go, man.
Running pet peeves:
When people move to the left when I yell "on your left!"...maybe I should yell "down the middle?"
Something non running related that no one would guess about me:
Other hobbies and interests:
Triathlons, rock climbing, science, my daughter Fiona, mountaineering
I hope to race the Escape from Alcatraz triathlon someday, and want to do the Boulder 70.3 this year, as well as sub-3:45 on the PPA this year.
Page last modified: 12/19/2014