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

As a little kid, to work on my conditioning before pee-wee football season started. I’d run around the four backstops at Lakewood Park. I’ve always enjoyed the solitude and peace I get running. for the majority of my life, I ran to “stay in shape” 2-6miles at a time. long-distance running is something I am just getting into as of about 2019.

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

Most music produced by lane 8.

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

As of now, finishing Castle Peak 100k.

What is your dream race or location for a run?

Right now finishing a 100-miler in under the cutoff. As for location, anything in the forest is ideal especially coastal areas in lush green environments.

What is your favorite trail to run?

Anything on a nature trail is ideal, I enjoy all landscapes.

What’s your favorite race distance?

Even though I haven’t finished one, 100-milers. It offers a challenge like no other.

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

Nothing in particular. a lot of jokes and laughs were shared with friends. The last 1.5miles at castle peak I was all by myself and a couple of deer dashed across the trail right in front of me. it scared the hell out of me and made me a little frantic because I was disoriented but looking back it was funny.

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

Hanging out with my parents, eating large quantities of food. Excited to be a father in a few months.

Who are your running heroes? Who inspires you?

Old timers at events.

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

I’m not sure I am. I just enjoy what it has to offer. I enjoy the discipline it requires. the ability to quiet that voice that wants to take the easy route. the high/lows. the perseverance and sense of accomplishment. nothing in life challenges me as much as endurance running does.

What are your goals?

Keep showing up, keep getting better this goes for running and being a better person.

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

cold Diet Pepsi or cold water