Club Member Since 1/30/2012
"life is what happens while you are making other plans"
City: colorado springs State: co
Favorite Shoe: minimalist styles Size: 9
Age: 54.5 years old
Marital Status: happily married
children Sarah and Mike
ball python meatball
What I do for work:
YMCA--I do everything there with specialties in teaching yoga and seniors.
A teacher by profession my whole career, in public and private schools as well as for adults
Places Ive called home and why I like where I am now:
Kwajalien(island life in the tropics for 7 years)
Colorado Springs--I like it here because of the roots--everywhere I go I know someone!
When I started running and what got me started:
I started running at 15 because it was a school sport I liked(and it liked me meaning they could not cut me form this sport) so I continued.
What does running mean to me:
My time--helps me find happiness--when I don't do it for awhile my family begs me to becauuse I become a grump if I don't get out a few times a week
View my Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon results
Once i was quite serious and earned an athletic scholarship at Adams State--i had 2 sub three marathons, won Nationals once, and earned all American 8 times in track and cross counry. I also went thru the triathlon phase and had some records and a 7 time winning streak in Kwajaliens Olympic Distance race.
I consider myself to be a recreational runner now who ocassionally trains for a race. I do, however, find it interesting to see how many times I can complete the Pikes Peak races. When I am no longer having fun with that, I will stop doing it!
What I like about trail/mountain running:
more varied terrain meaning fewer injuries and beautiful scenery!
Favorite running trail and why:
The incline--again so varied and I feel like I can go anytime on the spur of the moment since there are always people there.
On more isolated trails I feel like I need to line up a buddy for safety reasons
Favorite trail/mountain race and why:
Canya Canyon--all four family members and the dog can race for 35 bucks--the cause is always great and it is advertised as a hike also so there is no pressure to race.
Best running experience:
it is always really great to look back on a race you did great in, but now my best experiences are when my family and I(with the beagle tagging along) go out and run together.
My husband and I grew up in the running boom era and share many common memories as well
Worst running experience:
doing races where you push beyond your limits and get injured for it--and it is all your own fault for being stubborn and your own worst enemy!
That has happened to me a few times!
Neatest thing found on a run:
A kitten on the peak who was crying in a rainstorm, He was about 2 miles from the bottom. My longest term running buddy Michlle Blessing and I carried him down, he ended up being one of those psycho cats, but the story is fun. Of course, we named him Zeb, may he rest in peace.
I found my husband on a bike at a red light in front of the impound lot--- goes to show you that you can find the love of your life in an unexpected place.
Running related bathroom stop story:
being nicknamed Sharon fawcett(rather than foster) in college because of the frequent pit stops I'd make
Running pet peeves:
people who don't know etiquite, whether it is on track on trails.
Something non running related that no one would guess about me:
I just got my blackbelt in taekwondo...
Other hobbies and interests:
art, movies, reading, family, animals, friends, yoga.
I hope to run for many more years(even though I am getting "old")
Page last modified: 7/9/2012