Club Member Since 5/11/2009
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"Your attitude, not your aptitude, determines your altitude." -Warren Miller
City: Monument State: CO
Favorite Shoe: keeps my body from pain Size: 8
Age: 39 years old
Marital Status: single
Bernese Mountain Dog- Oliver; 4 years
What I do for work:
Teach Special Ed in D20
Places Ive called home and why I like where I am now:
Italy, Germany, Kentucky, Texas, CO- military brat! Always had my heart and immediate family in CO. I was born to live here!
When I started running and what got me started:
16 years old. Realized how much stress it relieved and they way it helped me feel.
What does running mean to me:
Running is my drug. It helps clear my mind as well as focus on myself when needed, while keeping me healthy! I couldn't ask for a better one!
View my Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon results
Ascent 2006 - my dad beat me by a min 1/2
Triple crown 2009 -in process
What I like about trail/mountain running:
Trails help me really destress as I lose myself into nature. My dog loves to go out and explore with me. Hills are challenging, but definitely help to push myself to levels I didn't think possible.
Favorite running trail and why:
3- Palmer Park- all over - get lost in the city...such a treasure in town
2-Mt.Herman Trails- peaceful, not much traffic, good differentiation, dogs off leash
1-Waldo Canyon- nice hills, beautiful views of the peak!
Favorite trail/mountain race and why:
the only one i know- Pikes Peak Ascent- but there will be more to come
Best running experience:
Worst running experience:
Quit track in high school - Ran miles home- was more into cross country
Neatest thing found on a run:
Running related bathroom stop story:
On any run...would much rather go in the bushes!
Running pet peeves:
Trails where I have to run w/ my dog on leash.
Something non running related that no one would guess about me:
I was born in Italy
Other hobbies and interests:
mtn biking, hiking 14ers and exploring, camping, snowboarding
I do all of this for personal challenge. Hope to meet friends a long the way to train with and celebrate the successes with.
Page last modified: 5/11/2009