Club Member Since 10/27/2008
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"Look Mama, I'm going fast!"
City: Edmond State: ok
Favorite Shoe: Brooks Vienna Size: 13
Age: 35.2 years old
Marital Status: Engaged
What I do for work:
FF/Paramedic at Oklahoma City Fire Department, EVO @ Eagle Med LLC(flight ambulance) in OKC, OK
Places Ive called home and why I like where I am now:
Colorado Springs, CO
I have lived in Oklahoma all but 1 year of my life, but the year I spent in Colo Spgs was the best year i've had so far! I love to be outside and loved having the challenge of all the mountains around to set out and conquer! I love the individual spirit that people in Colorado have (although sometimes I missed some good ole southern hospitality).
When I started running and what got me started:
2005, my uncle asked me to run a relay with him in the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon, I trained for a 5k and ended up running an additional 10k for my cousin that didn't show up.
What does running mean to me:
Tranquility, clearing my thoughts, time with God, escaping the city. To me running is a lifestyle and a preventative mearsure I am taking against hereditary heart problems and hypertention. I chose to make a difference in my health and don't plan on slowing down any time soon.
2007 Okc Memoial Marathon, 2009 Okc Memorial half marathon, 2010 Williams RT 66 Marathon, Dirty double dozen 12hr race (Edmond Ok)
What I like about trail/mountain running:
I love the mountains! I like being outside, love the wildlife, and also enjoy the softer ground!
Favorite running trail and why:
Favorite that I ran most of the time was Waldo Canyon. I really like the view and it wasn't as tough on an Oklahoma boys calves as the barr trail or LRR
Favorite trail/mountain race and why:
Love the Pikes Peak because of the history behind the mountain and that was once my home.
Best running experience:
Running 18mi at garden of the gods during a snowstorm with temperatures below freezing and snowback on the ground! I felt that I had made a huge accomplishment after completing that run.(plus it was my furthest run yet)
Worst running experience:
24mi run during my first year of training. I had no idea about hydration and keeping my blood sugar up.
Neatest thing found on a run:
Running related bathroom stop story:
Had to stop along Rampart Range and a van full of people drove up and were all waving at me(out of towners). It was so bad!
Running pet peeves:
People who don't wave back!
Something non running related that no one would guess about me:
I race sportbikes
Other hobbies and interests:
fishing, four-wheelers, hiking, wakeboarding.....
Be smart when you run and stay injury free! Nothing is worse than not being able to run! Take things slow and don't get in a hurry. Your body can take you pushing on it so far, then it pushes back pretty hard.
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