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

Amanda Drake asked my oldest daughter Brittany if she wanted to train for and run in the Modesto Marathon. Brittany asked me to train with her and here we are 6 years later.

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

Anything that Mike Mason is playing.

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

Skyline 50K this year. Finished the race.

What is your dream race or location for a run?

Maui Ocean Front Marathon every January!

What is your favorite trail to run?

Any of the trails at Lake Chabot.

What’s your favorite race distance?

The next race.

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

The first half marathon at Lake Chabot a little boy started imitating the run-walk method I was doing. Even to the point of putting his hands on his knees and exhaling like he couldn’t go any further!!

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

Spending time with family and working in the yard.

Who are your running heroes? Who inspires you?

Everybody out there trying. My family, Jerome Hicks, and David Magana are inspiring!!

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

When I was asked by a co-worker what I was doing on Saturday and I said running 10-12 miles in the morning and then whatever.

What are your goals?

to continue to run. Train and run the Skyline 50K next year. Maybe a longer run next year?!🤔

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

An ice cold Blood Orange after a run.