Club Member Since 7/1/2013
My biggest fans.
As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.
City: Denver State: CO
Favorite Shoe: Merrell Pace Glove Size: 8.5
Age: 49.7 years old
Marital Status: Married
Daughters: Sawyer (5) and Peyton (3)
Dogs: Josie and Dru
What I do for work:
High School Math Teacher
Places Ive called home and why I like where I am now:
Phoenix, AZ, Santa Clara, CA, and Denver, CO. I love Denver because I love the mountains, especially running up them!
When I started running and what got me started:
I started running when I was 10 years old because my P.E. teacher started a Weight Club for anyone 5 pounds or more overweight. She began a Running Club as an extension of that so I joined and realized I was a decent runner, albiet a tad chubby at the start!
What does running mean to me:
Everything! It is what defines me, calms me, strengthens me...
View my Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon results
Pikes Peak Ascent in 2009, 2 weeks after finding out I was pregnant with my second. I "blame" the race on her amazing, feisty personality. :-)
What I like about trail/mountain running:
The quiet, the beauty, the challenges.
Favorite running trail and why:
Power Lines at Rancho San Antonio Park in Mountain View, CA. I didn't really run trails until I ran in college and I fell in love with running at this park. Power lines was a tough, beautiful run with amazing views.
Favorite trail/mountain race and why:
Creede Mountain Run in Creede, CO. Our family has a cabin in the area and I happened upon this race on my honeymoon. There is a 2, 12 or 22-mile race through the beautiful San Juan mountains and some of the old silver mines.
Best running experience:
There are so many, it's hard to pick! I love sharing my favorite trails with others, so last year was probably a highlight when I got to take the varsity girls cross country team that I coach in Denver to the Stanford Invitational in California and we went and ran at Rancho San Antonio together.
Worst running experience:
I went out for an out-and-back, 19-mile training run on a late-spring afternoon. I went out too fast and then got very dehydrated right before the turn-around and could hardly run a step on the way back. I didn't have any layers and it was getting cold (and dark!) . I ran as much as I could on the way back, but was shivering, had an upset stomach and just miserable. When I got home, I felt so bad I couldn't even make it up my stairs to get to my bed. I laid at the bottom of the stairs in the fetal position until I could muster energy to crawl up a few stairs at a time. I think it took me an hour to make it up the stairs and a few days to recover!
Neatest thing found on a run:
A lake at 12,000 feet!
Running related bathroom stop story:
When energy gels were first becoming popular, I was training for a marathon. I talked to my sister after a successful long run and told her the pace I kept "even though I stopped at the bathroom, did my GU..." She says to me, "Is THAT what you call it now?!?" (stopping at the bathroom, that is...)
Running pet peeves:
Sorry, but running skirts are up there...
Something non running related that no one would guess about me:
I play coed ice hockey.
Page last modified: 7/1/2013