Age & Hometown: 45, Brighton, MI
Current resident: Rapid City, MI
Years running: Since I could walk!
Why do you run? I love everything about running: how I feel when running, competing, the serenity, the health effects and the deeper connection to Mother Nature when I’m running.
Running accomplishments: 2nd in MAC conference in Steeple Chase, 4:10 mile, 15:20 5k, 1:15 Half Marathon, 2:46 Marathon (Chicago 2006),
Favorite races: Any with obstacles and the ones I’m well trained for
Favorite race distance: 5k obstacle & Olympic Triathlon
Favorite pre-race meal: Bananas and Avocados
Goals for 2019: Boston Marathon 2:45, Bayshore Half Marathon 1:18, Traverse City Triathlon Olympic Distance 2:10, Traverse City Half Ironman 4:40
Favorite running quote: “There is something magical about running; after a certain distance, it transcends the body. Then a bit further, it transcends the mind. A bit further yet, and what you have before you, laid bare, is the soul.” Kristin Armstrong
Best running advice given to me: Good racing prep is about balance: speed, distance, weights and stretching. Also, “Running is 90% mental and 10% physical. Sharpen the 90% and the other 10% is easy.”
How do you feel about representing the TCTC by being a TCTC Race Team Member? It’s an honor to be a team member of the TCTC and represent a fantastic group of people who promote the great sport of running in our community.