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

I started running to relieve stress, after an ending of a partnership business. I didn’t really believe stress existed.

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

I don’t listen to music when I’m running. However, what I do at times to pick up my pace, I think about my Dad that I lost when I was 18.

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

Modesto Marathon half, I finished under 2 hours.

What is your dream race or location for a run?

Athens to Greece Marathon

What is your favorite trail to run?

Red Hills, because I haven’t fallen.

What’s your favorite race distance?

Half marathon

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

When a runner didn’t want to continue running because there was a dead snake on the trail.

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

Riding my motorcycle and spending time with the grandchildren.

Who are your running heroes? Who inspires you?

Heather Forrest and Jerome Hicks

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

When I didn’t have to walk while running a 5K.

What are your goals?

Keep running until I’m no longer able.

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

All IPA’s