Thom Santa Maria

Club Member Since 5/17/2007

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“Don't know where I'm going, when I'll get there, or where I've been”

City: Colorado Springs State: CO

Favorite Shoe: Any Nike - Zoom Size: 10.5

Age: 53.7 years old

Marital Status: Widowed/Single

Family members:
Jacqueline - 26
Jessica - 20
Joshua - 14
Gabriel - Grandson - 10
Angela Quierida Benita - GrandDaughter - 8
Iziaya - Grandson - 1

What I do for work:
Education -
Dean of Computer Science for an Online College
I work from home - it's cool

Places I’ve called home and why I like where I am now:
Colorado Springs - 21 years
Cheyenne, Wy - 7 years
Germany - 3 years
Indio, CA - 4 years
Morrisville, PA - 13 years

When I started running and what got me started:
I started running at 17 when I joined the Air Force, realized I pretty good at it and took off from there.

What does running mean to me:
Peace, tranquility, relaxation

Running accomplishments: View my Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon results
Won the 1999 Taos NM Marathon, 9th Place and 2:30:23 PR at St George Marathon 1997. 133rd Overall place at 1988 Boston Marathon.

What I like about trail/mountain running:
Solitude, quiet, peacful, beauty

Favorite running trail and why:
Not sure I have found it yet, but Waldo and Section 16 are awesome

Favorite trail/mountain race and why:
Barr Trail Mountain race, just long enough to kick your butt, but not long enough to kill you.

Best running experience:
1998 St George Utah Marathon, everything was perfect, missed breaking 2:30:00 by 23 secs by felt awesome, negative splits.

Worst running experience:
1988 Denver Marathon, the old one, hurt my knee at 16 miles and didn't quit, walked to a 3:33 and lost 6 months running to the injury.

Neatest thing found on a run:
Shovel - that was a neat sight running down the road with it.

Running related bathroom stop story:
when you gotta go, you gotta go

Running pet peeves:
traffic that doesn't yield, be it bikes cars or whatever. unleashed DOGS!

Something non running related that no one would guess about me:
One of the 4 Original founding members of the incline club

Other hobbies and interests:
Skiiing, swimming, bowling, pretty much all sports. Reading, computers

Other stuff:
Goal - survive life

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