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

In 2010 I saw a poster at my job about the Shadowchase training group. I wanted to lose weight as well as connect with the community.

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

Anything upbeat and fast. I usually don’t listen to music when I run.

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

I have two favorites, Modesto Marathon because it was my first full marathon I ran, and Way Too Cool because it’s the one and only 50k I ran. Both are so significant to me!!

What is your dream race or location for a run?

New York marathon!

What is your favorite trail to run?

The Forest of Nisene Marks— it’s so beautiful!!

What’s your favorite race distance?

These days it’s a half😊

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

Well, I’ve been known to get lost on the trail LOL

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

Spending time with my grandkids!! They are my pride and joy.

Who are your running heroes? Who inspires you?

Karen Lozano is my hero❤️ that woman is strong and doesn’t quit!

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

The day I ran my first half and finished the runner in me was born.. haha

What are your goals?

To keep running and stay healthy and fit.

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

Reisling wine😋