Micky Simpson

Club Member Since 10/27/2003

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Micky Simpson - Just before the January 8, 2006 IC run
Just before the January 8, 2006 IC run

City: Colorado Springs State: CO

Age: 64.4 years old

Family members:
I have two wonderful daughters attending local universities.

What I do for work:
I can't really call what I do work, because I love teaching fourth grade.

Places I’ve called home and why I like where I am now:
North Carolina is where I grew up, but being born in Wyoming, there always seemed to be a pull to travel west. I lived four years in Laramie before a torturous stint of ten years in Las Vegas, NV. I love being in Colorado where the weather is beautiful over 300 days a year.

When I started running and what got me started:
Having teenage daughters is very trying, and when they begin to drive and no longer need you to run them everywhere, a person finds lots of time to do other things. I started riding a road bike. I put in over 3000 miles the first summer, but wrecked that August. I was not able to ride for a while, but needed the rush exercise gave me. A friend suggested running and I found I love it.

What does running mean to me:
When I run, I am able to sort out my thoughts. I like that. I also love being with other runners. They make me feel like I am a part of another family.

Running accomplishments: View my Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon results
I have done well in my age group, probably because I am so old, not many womem compete, but I love the competition. So far I have run three marathons; Steamboat, Boston and Pike's Peak.

What I like about trail/mountain running:
The variety of scenery and terrain are what I love about trail running. My first degree was in Wildlife Biology, so I love being out in nature.

Favorite running trail and why:
I have enjoyed the trails in Palmer Park as well as Waldo Canyon. Cheyenne Mountain is also beautiful. I have a feeling that any trail I run will be appreciated and remembered.

Favorite trail/mountain race and why:
The Pike's Peak Marathon would have to be my favorite trail race because of the training that I had to put into it and the results that I received. I felt a part of the mountain and a part of a very large family while training and racing.

Best running experience:
My best running experiences are when I totally zone out while running. The miles fly by and all I remember is how good it felt.

Worst running experience:
Even when the weather is terrible, or pains seem overwhelming, as long as I can get outside to run, it is wonderful.

Neatest thing found on a run:
Just yesterday I saw a huge wasp's nest in a tree over the trail. How Beautiful!

Something non running related that no one would guess about me:
I eat M&M's like a fiend.

Other hobbies and interests:
I love to sew, cook and spend time with the girls.

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