Club Member Since 3/3/2006
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City: Colorado Springs State: CO
Favorite Shoe: Addidas Trail Runner Size: 6 1/2
Age: 43.7 years old
Marital Status: single
What I do for work:
I coach teachers in literacy instruction.
Places Ive called home and why I like where I am now:
Colorado Springs is my beloved home! I spent a year in Japan teaching and hope to live in other places around the world, but I will always return to C/S.
When I started running and what got me started:
I started running in Junior High School. At the time it was for fun and social purposes. I ran in the 300 meter hurdles and 400 meter relay.
View my Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon results
Of course, the Ascent is my biggest running accoplishment.
What I like about trail/mountain running:
Trail running is the only running I enjoy. It is my time to decompress from the chaos of work and life. I love the mountain air with its crisp and refreshing feel. I catch myself smiling as I'm running :)
Favorite running trail and why:
There are too many favorites to count. A few are: Section 16, Waldo, and Barr.
Favorite trail/mountain race and why:
Again- the Ascent. It challenges my physical and emotional state of being.
Running pet peeves:
My biggest pet peeve on the trail is people who don't have trail etiquette and are rude.
Other hobbies and interests:
I enjoy almost everything outdoors: Rock climbing, mountian biking, snowboarding, snowshoeing, etc.
I also love to dance, drink coffee or wine with friends, read aloud to children, and spend time with my mother.
This year's goal is to really make improvements in my Garden of the Gods run. I've only run in the race once before and I was completely unprepared. I plan on beginning my training early and continuing up through ascent day.
Page last modified: 4/5/2006