The first time I ran more than two miles without stopping, I…
was so proud & happy that I couldn’t stop talking about it for weeks.

If I didn’t run, I would…
lift weights. I love to exercise. My first & true love is running but if that was no longer an option I would pump iron.

Favorite Shoe
Whatever the crew at Running Wild fits me in. I trust them & they are truly experts!

What is your motivation?
To be the best athlete that I can be. I compete against myself & always try to have some improvement. Stronger, faster or just all around happier person.

Hot or cold weather runner?
Both, prefer 25-40 degree temps. Only weather I HATE is pouring, cold rain.

How often do you race?
1-2 times a month, depending on races in the area.

Favorite gel flavor?
Chocolate GU…YUM!

Ever run a marathon?
YES. 2011 Quad Cities marathon AND proud of it!

Care to run another (or a first one)?
Yes, just haven’t decided which one yet.

If I could run with anyone, it would be?
my grandson, Sebastian. He just starting walking but I am looking forward to the day he & I can share a run together.

Rather run alone, or with a partner?
Serious training, alone. Fun run for relaxation with a partner.

Race you’d like to forget
Is there such a thing in the universe? Not for me.

Favorite local race
Fifth Season Race. Love to see the elites & the turnaround gives you such a great experience to see them run.

Ever win your age group?
Nope & until some people are out of my age group, probably won’t.

Listen to music when running?
No, prefer to keep my wits about me when outside.

Ever run in a costume?
No but would consider it.

Best part of running
Runner’s high. I am truly addicted to it, withdrawals are not pretty.

What I do to support my running habit (occupation)?
IT Manager