Club Member Since 7/15/2006
When the going gets tough, that's a positive sign to keep charging.
City: Colorado Springs State: CO
Favorite Shoe: Asics Size: 10 1/2
Age: 53 years old
Marital Status: Divorced
A son Caleb and stepson Stefan.
What I do for work:
Test radio frequency equipment for Defense contractor.
Places Ive called home and why I like where I am now:
California and Colorado. The Mountains here are so out of this world. Takes my breath away.
When I started running and what got me started:
I started running in earnest around 1986 along Fisherman's Wharf in California with a good friend who gave me a new lease on life. From there we progressed trails in the Sierra Nevada and now I run in the Rockies.
What does running mean to me:
Running is a peaceful yet exhilerating experience that lets you purge the bad and soak in the good.
Ran the Bay to Breakers in 1988 and 89. Ran my first BoulderBolder in 1996 and have participated consistently since 2002. Have done GOG ten miler 3 times and completed my first Summer Roundup race this year. Next year I'll try my hand at the Ascent.
What I like about trail/mountain running:
More scenery, no cars, no pavement.
Favorite running trail and why:
I was taken on a run through Glen Erie by a good friend of mine when I was running the GOG training runs that leads to a waterfall. I want to find a way to get there again. If anyone knows how to get there, let me know.
Favorite trail/mountain race and why:
I have gone up to the top of Pikes Peak from the trailhead and watched the frontrunners come up. I have nothing but respect and admiration for those folks and have always wanted to participate in that race. What a challenge!
Best running experience:
When I ran up to the top of Nevada Falls in Yosemite. It was around 5 am and I got to the top and the cool mist hit me right as the sun hit the valley walls. The whole valley turned bright pink for a couple of minutes. Wish I would've had a camera.
Worst running experience:
I tripped on a root that caught my shoelace and landed in a patch of poison oak. It was so bad I had to go to the doctor and get a shot. That was bad.
Neatest thing found on a run:
Two elk fighting over territory.
Running related bathroom stop story:
Had an energy drink before a race. Unfortunately it put the wrong body system in high gear.
Running pet peeves:
Saying hi to other passing runners and them giving a dirty look in return.
Something non running related that no one would guess about me:
I play loud music on occasion with a band but when I'm home I like it quiet.
Other hobbies and interests:
Music, computers, nutrition, reading.
I have been reading this book by Stephen Cherniske about the Metabolic Plan. Very interesting read for anyone dealing with the aging process.
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