Pacer Christie

Where are you from?

Originally California, currently Madison Heights, MI

Current P.R.

3:35, Pocatello 2015

Typical pace

4:00 marathon, + or -

Number of marathons



Guide Dog Mobility Instructor at Leader Dogs for the Blind

Favorite marathon

Pikes Peak


Running, reading, writing, dog training

Favorite Running Food

McDonald’s Egg Mc Muffin and hash brown

What are you reading now?

3 books: The Oregon Trail (Rinker Buck), The Shepherd’s Life (James Rebanks), The Wings of the Dove (Henry James), plus a lot of blogs

Who do you train with?

Usually myself, occasionally Run Detroit

Personal goals

Finish a marathon in all 50 states; write a book



A quotation you like…

“Pain is just weakness leaving the body.”


Why do you run?


I run so that I can eat things that I enjoy (in moderation) and because being in top running shape makes me feel like an Amazon!

Describe your best marathon memory.


Qualifying for Boston in Pocatello when I absolutely did not expect to. I hadn’t checked my watch the whole race, and when I had the finish line in sight I finally looked down at my watch and saw 3:33 and knew I was going to qualify.

Why do you pace?


Because I really enjoy encouraging people and helping them to reach their goals. Also, it gives me a reason to run more marathons. Weekends without marathons make me sad.

Tell us your best pacing experience.


I haven’t had any official experience yet… whatever happens in Harrisburg will be my best experience!

Why should someone run in your pace group?


Because I love the marathon, and I am good at sharing my enthusiasm with those around me for the full 26.2!

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


I love to meet new people and hear about their goals. Don’t be shy – I’m not! 

Anything else you’d like to share?

I have a running blog at (I’m not really a triathlete, but I was, sort of, when I started the blog.)





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