Jackie Nunes

Club Member Since 11/13/2007

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“Running or skipping , it doesn't matter; they both make me happy!”

City: Castle Rock State: CO

Favorite Shoe: Mizuno Size: 9

Age: 59.7 years old

Marital Status: Single

Family members:
Several. My Uncle John ran the NYC Marathon several times when it was just a cool thing to do. He ran one of them with a 7 1/2 minute mile pace when he was 57. (OK, I think that is awesome!)

What I do for work:

Places I’ve called home and why I like where I am now:
Texas, Oklahoma, Georgia, Arizona, Florida. Because I was born in Colorado.

When I started running and what got me started:
'04. The yoga studio closed. I started on a tread mill. Now I hate tread mills.

What does running mean to me:
It is a form of freedom; until I decided that I would make a good trail runner. (I'm trying, but now I am real slow!)

Running accomplishments:
A ton of half marathons, the Marine Corp Marathon in DC ('06 and '07 for a charity.)... and my newest entry: I got into the Pikes Peak Ascent. Note to self: Do not drive the big truck to Manitou Springs; bring the little car. **Did the Marine Corp Marathon in '08 and had a negative split. I ran the second half 15 minutes faster than the first 13.1! Yeah baby! I was in the second way of the Pikes Peak ascent, I will try to get into the first wave for next year. :)

What I like about trail/mountain running:
I feel like I have earned my "huevos"!

Favorite running trail and why:
Any where, I love to run on a trail.

Favorite trail/mountain race and why:
I am going to run the Hat Run (30K) in Maryland March '09

Best running experience:
Running in the Marine Corp Marathon in '07 and '08. Ran in memory of a fallen hero and the family (Dad and Sister run) tracked my timing. Then I got email afterwards. What I did was such a small thing, and it meant something. (Gotta stop typing, tears welling up in my eyeballs!)

Worst running experience:
The '07 Denver marathon. I made the holes in my garbage bag too big and I got very wet. (Wore it the whole race, until I was ready to cross the finish line.)

Neatest thing found on a run:

Running related bathroom stop story:
Marine Corp Marathon '07. Several of us gals ran into the bushes, and then ran out when a bunch of guys were running by. They just missed it...! Haaaa

Running pet peeves:
Beeping noises made by electronic trainers and hrm - Garmin's, Polars, etc. . People who wear cologne or perfume and run!

Something non running related that no one would guess about me:
That I like hand puppets!

Other hobbies and interests:
24 Mountain Biking races, snowboarding, camping, learning how to rock climb with ropes, shoe shopping, eating lots of chocolate.

Other stuff:
Run for you! Run at your own pace. If you sign up for a race, show up!

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