3:50 marathon and 27 hr 100mi.
Where were you born?
Number of marathons
10+ , Ultramarathons, too many to count!
Trail 10min+, Road 9ish min.
Favorite running music
Favorite running food
Before, bagel with peanut butter
During, turkey sandwich
After, pizza, or In N Out Burger
Biking, Snowboarding, Kayaking, Backpacking, Cooking, Reading
Who do you train with?
Self, Husband, oldest son and friends
Favorite book, what are you reading now?
I Just finished, River of Doubt. It’s a documentary of Theodore Roosevelt’s expedition into the Amazon.
A quotation you like…
Life is an adventure or it is nothing…Helen Keller
“Live long and prosper”
Why do you run?
Running helps me maintain mental and physical health. Also, my husband and I enjoy meeting our kids and our friends for trail runs to visit and catch up. It’s fun and except for entry fees, it’s cheap!
Describe your best marathon memory.
St. George Marathon. It was the first one for my husband and I.
Later, we were laughing together watching each others efforts to walk ‘normal’!
Why do you pace?
It’s a rewarding experience helping “new friends” accomplish a goal. I meet the most interesting people!
Tell us your best pacing experience.
At CIM (CA. International Marathon), I had a runner catch up with me at about mi. 7. She had never been able to finish a marathon before. She stuck with me even though she wanted to quit. Finally, around mile 23, she felt she could finish and she surged ahead of our pace group. When I finished with the rest of the group, she was waiting at the finish to give hugs and thanks.
Why should someone run in your pace group?
This is a comfortable pace. We can enjoy the scenery, each other, and at this pace, the San Francisco hills won’t destroy us!
Any tips for runners about to join your group?
If it’s your first marathon, be modest in your finish time goals.
What philanthropic activities do you have?
Instructor for American Red Cross. Teach various classes for Boys Scouts. Coach Cross Country. Lead hiking, kayaking or biking outings for youth group.