The first time I ran more than two miles without stopping, I…
Was surprised that it was two miles.

If I didn’t run, I would…
Gain 100 pounds.

What’s your favorite shoe?
Mizuno Wave Rider.

What is your motivation?
To set a personal record year after year.

Hot or cold weather runner?
Warm weather.

How often do you race?
15 races a year.

Favorite gel flavor?
Apple.

Have you ever run a marathon?
Yes, I’ve run two.

Care to run another marathon?
I plan on running two marathons this year.

If I could run with anyone, who would it be?
Jared from Subway because I could beat him.

Do you prefer to run alone or with a partner?
Alone.

Race you’d like to forget:
San Antonio Rock-n-Roll Marathon 2009. It was my first marathon and I ended up with blisters on both feet and had to walk the 2nd half of the course just to finish.

What’s your favorite local race?
Marion Arts Festival. I know a lot of folks who run it and I like to look at the artwork afterwards. Marion is supportive of runners.

Have you ever won your age group?
Not yet, but I’m going to keep trying.

Do you listen to music when running?
Sometimes.

Have you ever run in a costume?
No, that doesn’t appeal to me.

What’s the best part of running?
Finishing.

What do you do to support your running habit (your occupation)?
I’m a high school business teacher.