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

I decided I wanted to run a marathon before I turned 40!

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

I don’t have one particular song. I have a wide variety of music I like to listen to when I’m running.

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

I have two. When I first started running, I really had two marathons I wanted to run: the Boston and NY marathon. Boston is such a tough race to get into and the NY is just an iconic race!

What is your dream race or location for a run?

I’d love to run the Antarctica marathon.

What is your favorite trail to run?

Any of the trails at the Marin Headlands

What’s your favorite race distance?

Probably the 50 mile. So much can happen in the span of 50 miles.

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

There have been a lot of shenanigans that have happened on the trail. My favorite shenanigans took place at the CTM 100-mile adventure with Jeff Rowe and John Swisegood. Some of the best memories ever and lots of laughter!

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

I enjoy being a nana, backpacking, hiking, knitting, baking and traveling.

Who are your running heroes? Who inspires you?

Anybody who’s out there moving! Some of my running inspirations when I first started running ultras were Nikki Kimball, Kami Semick, and the legend Ann Trason.

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

I think after completing my first marathon, which was the Napa marathon in 1997.

What are your goals?

I’d love to run a marathon in every state.
I’d love to run the Antarctica marathon. I’d love to see penguins and a polar bear ( not on my run but while visiting Antarctica)!
I’d love to hike the whole Pacific Crest Trail.
I’d love to visit all the National Parks.
I’d like to volunteer one summer as a backcountry wildlife ranger.
Live the van life and travel.
Work less, play more!

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

I love IPAs.