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

4th grade recess…I ran faster than the boys! I ran Track 4th grade through my Junior year of H.S. I’ve ran off and on, but about a decade ago decided running sucks. LOL Then I got hooked up w/this group during COVID and here we are.

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

Cher’s – Believe album and of course, all Justin Bieber music

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

Don’t really have an answer for this.

What is your dream race or location for a run?

I haven’t really done many races…Fourmidable was more fun than I thought and who doesn’t like Wharf 2 Wharf?!

What is your favorite trail to run?

I don’t have a favorite yet because I really haven’t ventured out much…Ripon was fun…weekend runs from the La Loma park..Lake Chabot didn’t disappoint….was sorry to miss Brushy Peak last weekend.

What’s your favorite race distance?

10k, anything more I’m too wiped out the rest of the day…of course I’m finding 10ks don’t seem to just be 10ks with this group!

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

….well, I know you can’t taste the vodka by the ocean. If you know, you know.

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

Hanging out with friends….I love it when water is around.

Who are your running heroes? Who inspires you?

Hmmm, I have to say, I’m pretty impressed with Tilson…he runs even when everything hurts!

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

I still don’t consider myself a runner. runners are weird LOL, but I sure enjoy the comradery with this group. everyone is nice, pleasant, non judgmental, determined and encouraging. 🙂

What are your goals?

Well, a joke with my GFs is, “am I skinny yet?” I just want to run the race w/out stopping…Oh, and finishing before Tilson, even if he does run longer than I do. LOL

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

Mango/jalapeno cider from Commonwealth is my favorite flavor right now…aside from the Randalini’s at Fuzio’s!