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

I started running to get in shape.

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

Burning Down The House by the Talking Heads

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

Way Too Cool Medal because that is the race that made me an Ultra Runner.

What is your dream race or location for a run?

Inca Marathon trail run Machu Picchu, Peru

What is your favorite trail to run?

Loch Chabot

What’s your favorite race distance?

26.2

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

Me falling is pretty funny.

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

Traveling the World

Who are your running heroes? Who inspires you?

Jeff Rowe and Thomas Lopes motivate and inspire me. Running Heroes 1. Ryan Sandes, 2. Kilian Jornet, 3. Jim Walmsley

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

One day a long time ago when I woke up and thought to myself lets go for a run. (I never thought I would say that.)

What are your goals?

To run a 50-Miler

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

My favorite beer used to be Blind Pig by Russian River but now it’s Athletic Brewing Co Non-Alcoholic Run Wild IPA.