Joe Cowell

Club Member Since 8/17/1999

Joe Cowell - One step at a time
One step at a time

“Keep it simple”

City: Woodland Park State: CO

Favorite Shoe: Asics Size: 9

Age: 67.8 years old

Marital Status: married

Family members:
Gizmo and Lester the cats, Lady the Golden

What I do for work:
Build rustic furniture, Owner "Aspen Circle Creations", furniture store in Manitou Springs.

Places I’ve called home and why I like where I am now:
Michigan, Italy (Army), Maine, Death Valley and Yosemite CA
Love everything about CO., especially the weather, trails and mountains.

When I started running and what got me started:
Ran track in high school but didn't start running distance until I was about 28 years old.

What does running mean to me:
It keeps me somewhat centered.

Running accomplishments: View my Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon results
In spite of numerous knee surgeries I've run over 30 marathons.
Had a running streak for over 6 years but on Jan 21, 06 I woke up and realized that I had forgotten to run the day before. Go figure.

What I like about trail/mountain running:
It is good for my knees and my head.

Favorite running trail and why:
Northern Teller County Forest Service trails. They are near my house and offer all levels of terrain.

Favorite trail/mountain race and why:
I haven't run too many different trail races but the Barr trail race and the Ascent are fun.

Best running experience:
Pacing my wife Brenda through the Paris Marathon.

Worst running experience:

Neatest thing found on a run:
Abandoned mine and cabin on Pikes Peak.

Running related bathroom stop story:
Had to pee behind a dumpster during the Chicago marathon and had a brief discussion with a homeless guy. We wished each other luck.

Running pet peeves:
Knee pain

Something non running related that no one would guess about me:
I've worked (live trapped, tranquilized, and relocated) black bears in Yosemite and wild burros in Death Valley.

Other hobbies and interests:
I like to telemark ski and read books.

Other stuff:
Running is fun and don't be afraid to hit the trails even if you are slow.

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