Previously from: Durham, NC
How long have you been a runner? I started trail running to recover from a knee injury in the early 2000’s, as a way to lock in the changes I was learning for my running form. I left Colorado in 2005, and my running took a back seat to several other life goals. I’ve just really re-dedicated myself to getting out on trails to run over the last year. I’ve always found that running is an excellent as a way to let my mind settle; bring my self into the present moment and try to stay there.
Happiest running moment: Historically: Mile 97 of Pinhoti, my first race, and Rush Combs – who got me interested in ultra length trail running – proposed. That one will be hard to beat. Recently: I was up before the sun in a break from the rain we had in early May, and my headlamp lit up the dew and the juniper berries, and every bend in the landscape in such a way that it was hard to imagine it was real; that kind of moment makes me pretty happy.
When I’m not running I’m… Climbing, working, reading, painting, cooking, or drinking wine. Maybe, if I’m really lucky, doing these things (minus the working) with someone else from this group.
Uphills or Downhills? Everything in moderations – but who am I kidding: Downhills.
Favorite post-run beer: Lighter side IPA of all shapes and sizes; there is this one loose cannon IPA that stands out.
I am a Rocky Mountain Runner because… they let me be one. I’m consistently happier having done whatever group activity I’ve chosen to do.