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

I wrestled most of my life, so running was always part of the conditioning. Wayyyyy back then, and through college, I would run 3-5 miles at a time, with no more than 10 miles per week. One day I woke up and decided to do a marathon on a trail. That kicked my butt. So naturally, I decided to run a 50k a few months after that. Been hooked to the grind ever since. That was less than 3 years ago.

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

I have two: Zack Hemsey, “Vengeance” and Metallica, “Fade to Black”. Those songs never let me down.

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

I am proud of them all. They all have their own challenges. However, with that said, the Dipsea stands out. It was 2 weeks after RIO 100 and it was a struggle. I like the struggle! While we didn’t get a medal, the hat, shirt, and experience will never be forgotten. Let’s go Dipsea 2022!

What is your dream race or location for a run?

I DNF at Dick Collins 100k this year. As of now, that is my dream race. Tough course.

What is your favorite trail to run?

Woodside Ramble sticks out, but all trails are beautiful.

What’s your favorite race distance?

Any distance/terrain/elevation gain that is challenging.

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

Nothing crazy. Perhaps I need to run more so I have a few stories.

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

Hanging with family, eating food I shouldn’t, and cross-training. Also, drawing, painting, gardening, cooking, etc., Mostly everything I reckon.

Who are your running heroes? Who inspires you?

Anyone I see running.

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

I’m not sure I am a runner. I just like to run…….sometimes.

What are your goals?

Running goals: to run every event, every race, and feel like I could run more. Other goals: Wayyyy to many to write down 🙂

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

Any beer that is cold. Cheers!