What got you out running/walking for the first time?
Jay – Midlife crisis marathon. Maybe even a Nike commercial.
Carrie – Mid-life spare tire.
What’s a song that helps pick up your pace?
Jay – Thunderstruck by AC/DC! Rock on!
Carrie – He always says that
What is the race medal you are most proud of and why?
Jay – Luc’s Run, because the age group medal is a gold fighter jet!
Carrie – My pile of DLF participation medals
What is your dream race or location for a run?
Carrie and Jay: Forest single track without too many mosquitos. And beer at the end.
What is your favorite trail to run?
Carrie and Jay: Trails are like children, you shouldn’t have a favorite. And, just like children they have something to teach us.
What’s your favorite race distance?
Carrie and Jay: All race distances! We salute everyone who toes the line for any/every distance.
What’s the funniest thing that has happened to you or that you have seen on the trail?
Jay – The look on Jeff Rowe’s face when the he released there Red Hills Ranger saw us marking trail for the Ramble. Jeff didn’t have a permit for the event! Ha! Ha! Ha! Sorry Jeff!
Carrie – the year I missed the finish line at the Old Mill Run in Columbia and did a Gump straight out Shaw’s Flat toward Big Hill
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not running?
Jay – Building and maintaining trails
Carrie – Honestly he likes that way more than running
Who are your running heroes? Who inspires you?
Jay – Anyone who laces up their shoes and turns the doorknob!
Carrie – Jay!
Describe the moment you realized you were a “runner”.
Jay – All humans are runners it’s our DNA. No excuses!
Carrie – When I gave in and ordered a pair of Altras.
What are your goals?
Jay: To be a reliable volunteer to trail running, bike riding, and trail building events. The number of people that say they’ll show-up and work but don’t show-up, or even communicate, is amazing to me. Do some trail work and show the F**k up people!
Carrie: World peace and universal acceptance. And beer.
What’s your favorite beer (or other drink if you don’t drink beer)?