What got you out running/walking for the first time?

CJ: I wanted to get more exercise.

KJ: Because I wanted to join in at the track instead of just being in the stroller.

What’s a song that helps pick up your pace?

CJ: That’s easy, “Finishline”, by Rita Ora. 

KJ: I don’t think I have one. 

What is the race medal you are most proud of and why?

CJ: The 2019 Bakersfield Marathon 5k, because it was my first 5k and it filled my heart with joy, finishing the race.

KJ: 10k was my proudest race, but there was not a medal. My favorite medal was the Modesto Marathon, 5k because I did not have to walk much.

What is your dream race or location for a run?

CJ: Monterey.

KJ: North Dakota.

What is your favorite trail to run?

CJ: What’s the name of the one near the golf course?

KJ: What’s the one called right by our house? Dry Creek Park?

What’s your favorite race distance?

CJ: Probably a 10k, or 6 miles.

KJ: 4 miles

What’s the funniest thing that has happened to you or that you have seen on the trail?

CJ: The squirrels crowd all up together and then when I run by them they go scattering in all different directions.

KJ: I saw mom get acorns thrown at her by squirrels.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not running? 

CJ: Relaxing, having a spa, and eating good food.

KJ: Watching family movies.

Who are your running heroes? Who inspires you?

CJ: Ana, my mom, and Jeff.

KJ: Mom.

Describe the moment you realized you were a “runner”.

CJ: The first time I accomplished my first race.

KJ: For me, it was when I was playing tag with my friends and they couldn’t tag me, for like 10 minutes.

What are your goals?

CJ: To finish my first half marathon without vomiting.

KJ: My running goal is to run 9 miles. My personal goal is to figure out how to steer a skateboard in a way that looks good.

 What’s your favorite beer (or other drink if you don’t drink beer)?

CJ: A Shirley Temple, burger, and fries.

KJ: My favorite drink is a root beer float with Batch Craft soda from burger lounge, in Irvine. My favorite food is a thick-crust cheese pizza.