Kyla Carpenter

Club Member Since 7/9/2002

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Kyla Carpenter - Here am I having a blast at the 2005 Manitou Spgs Mayors Cup! Do you think I like to run?
Here am I having a blast at the 2005 Manitou Spgs Mayors Cup! Do you think I like to run?

“Rocks rock!”

City: Manitou Springs State: CO

Favorite Shoe: Nike Pico Size: 8 1/2K

Age: 19 years old

Marital Status: I'm just a little girl!

Family members:
Mom (Yvonne) and Dad (Mattypoo)

What I do for work:
I don't work, I play! Also, I just started Pre-K at the Manitou Springs Elementary School!! I love it!

Places I’ve called home and why I like where I am now:
I am a native! I have only lived in 2 streets so far and they were both a block way from my favorite park, so I am good!

When I started running and what got me started:
I started running around 14 months old. I had been walking for a while but noticed that running would get me from here to there faster. Sometimes it does not work as planned due to roots, bumps, rocks and shoes in my way. Mama tries to clear the way for me, but Dada makes me climb them!

What does running mean to me:
It means I am going to go for a Baby Jogger ride with my mom or dad. When Dad is pushing me (most of the time!), we get to go to lots of parks and to CRC to get Tootsi-Rolls (well, I say it "Teetsee Roos"). When mummy pushes me, we seem to go slower, and maybe that is why we don't stop anywhere!(or we will never get done!)

Running accomplishments:
[1]Went to No Name Creek before I was 4 months old:-)
[2]I can do 10 laps using my room, dada's room and our bathroom! I love slamming the doors to go thru! I also noticed that when I run naked I can go faster....I am still doing some tests...
[3]Spent almost a week at Barr Camp in 2005 - got to hike a lot and look for moth, rocks and sticks - learned how to do the laundry - sat on a very windy and deep potty. I must go back!

What I like about trail/mountain running:
I like looking for dandelions - they are very pretty and we can blow on them!

Favorite running trail and why:
The trail by the stream accross from my house. It has a lot of trees and rocks to play with and of course, sometimes I get to go to play in the stream!

Best running experience:
Has to be the Grand-Slam.... Dada and I leave the house in Manitou and hit Memorial Park in MS, then the New Park at Colorado Av, then CRC (for Tootsie-Rolls!) then The Park on Uintah on the way back home. We only get to do the Grand Slam when Dada is running 2+ hours a day, which is January thru August! Gotta love it....

Worst running experience:
When my dad got hurt and could only run for 5 minutes and walk the rest of the way. It was very slow. I don't like to go slow...

Neatest thing found on a run:
My thumb!

Running related bathroom stop story:
I hiked to No Name on Barr Trail when I was 3 1/2 months old. Well, my mom carried me on a little front pouch. The trip was great even though it was a bit cold. I did not care because I was busy sucking on my little gloves. I was very hungry when we got to No Name so I started crying. My mom gave me some milk and it felt much better. The problem was that I had not pooped yet that day and with that fresh milk going in, something had to come out. And it did. Lots of it. So much in fact that it poured out of my diaper. I don't think those were good hiking diapers. My mom could smell it and felt sorry for me. Even though I was fine and happy, she thought it would be awful to hike me down swimming in poop so she decided to change me right there on the ground. It was fun, in the beginning. I got to rub my soaking wet gloves on the sand and pine needles. Then I got to taste sand and pine needles. I could also feel the cold sand between my toes since I managed to kick my little socks out (they really don't seem to stay on my feet - I am not sure what's wrong with them...) At that point my mom was taking my little undershirt off which was covered in poop. Right about then the fun went away. I got very cold, very fast. My dad was helping at that point. They looked very busy trying to keep my hands out of my mouth. I guess they did not want me to eat any more pine needles. They also did not seem to want me to kick sand on the poop glued to my butt so they were busy holding my feet as well. Someone was trying to clean my butt and back with these terribly cold wipes. I am not sure who that was since I lost track of whose hands were where. They were going nowhere fast and I was getting downright frozen. I made them aware of that. I tried to help. I found out the louder I cried, the warmer I got! I don't think they got it. There were no more wipes and even though my butt was frozen I knew there was still some poop, sand and pine needles to be removed. They gave up, put me in this little snow suit (thank God it was clean!) and down the trail we went. I continued to cry for a good 10 to 15 minutes after that since I was still trying to get warm. Once I was cozy and back on the front carrier, I fell asleep. I woke up when we got to the car. That was terrible! I could still taste the pine needles - they are not so bad when you are hungry...

Running pet peeves:
When Dada forgets to run very close to the side bushes on the road - unless he goes close, I can't get a handfull of weeds to feed to my horses travelling with me in the babyjogger!

Something non running related that no one would guess about me:
I can name all 38 DVDs I own and know The Lion King 1 1/2 almost entirelly by heart!

Other hobbies and interests:
Giraffes, Horses, dogs, cats, deer, chasing any kind of animal (dados), jumping, climbing things, coins, flowers, rocks, beads, nail and face painting, wrapping my animals in little blankets, taking baths and most recently showers, not necessarily in that order!

Other stuff:
Favorite food - Ravioli, since they won't let me have chocolate
Favorite book - "Clifford - Autumn Leaves"
Favorite Toy - My Playmobil Animals
Goal - Be able to explain to my parents that I must have a real dog and a real horse - I don't think they get it!
Favorite movie - 101 Dalmations and Spirit, because it has a lot of Dogs and Horses!
Advice - It is perfeclty OK to go to Barr Camp in the dark - that is why they invented flashlights (hope my parents are reading this...)

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