Rebekka Hannula

Club Member Since 6/10/2004

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Rebekka Hannula - Am I there yet?
Am I there yet?

"Where the decent is easier there the ascent is more difficult" Leonardo da Vinci

City: Manitou Springs State: CO

Favorite Shoe: Saucony Grid Size: 9

Age: 58 years old

Marital Status: single

Family members:
I have three daughters. Janice 31, Stephanie 29 and Laura 22.
Grandsons, Jack 5, James 4 and Alec 2.

What I do for work:
Photo Stencil

Places I’ve called home and why I like where I am now:
Germany where I was born and raised. Wisconsin, Oklahoma and since 1986 Colorado,currently I live in Manitou Springs.

When I started running and what got me started:
I started "running " on the treadmill in 1997 to lose weight. I lost 45 pounds by spending an hour on the afore mentioned piece of equipment everyday. In the spring of 2004 , I was persuaded to trade in the treadmill for the trails.

What does running mean to me:
Running means relaxation and peace of mind. I do a lot of thinking when I run.

Running accomplishments: View my Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon results
2010 was a big year for me. I ran my first ultra, the Leadville Silver Rush 50 miler and I also had the guts to run the Pikes Peak Marathon.

What I like about trail/mountain running:
The ever changing terrain and scenery.

Favorite running trail and why:
I love Waldo Canyon . It's so peaceful.

Favorite trail/mountain race and why:
So far I would have to say The Barr Trail race. There are no suprises because of all the training we do.

Best running experience:
The Leadville "Heavy Half" was a really good race for me. I did it just a week after I fell so I wore splints and my knee hurt. I didn't expect much from myself (exept to stay upright)so I decided to just have fun. I did OK time-wise and I enjoyed myself ;-).

Worst running experience:
Last June I fell on a Thursday evening run on the Barr Trail (where else) where I broke some fingers and really messed up my knee, thigh and chest, LOL. It was one of my more fantastic falls.(I tend to fall a lot) I still can't bend one of the fingers and I can't straighten the other one.My hand is looking good ;-)

Other hobbies and interests:
Reading , traveling,

Other stuff:
My goal for 2011 is to run the Leadville 100 and survive to run another year.

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