Previously from: New York, NY
Personal Motto: “Don’t Give Up, Don’t Ever Give Up” -Jimmy Valvano
How long have you been a runner? Started running and ran first marathon in 2005. Love trail running because of the variety of movement and it allows me to explore new and amazing places.
Happiest running moment: Finishing my first 100 miler at the Old Dominion in 2006 at 2:30am with no fanfare or aid at the finish line and then laying on the floor at 7-11 drinking orange juice and eating a microwaved cheeseburger.
Proudest running accomplishment: Running the NYC marathon 5 straight years with by friend Dave Fraser who has Cerebral Palsy and goes backwards in a wheelchair; pushing off with his toes. The race takes anywhere from 9-12 hours.
Favorite local running route: Beaver Brook Trail, Golden, CO
Favorite distance: My legs say the marathon but my heart says the 100 miler
Favorite race: No experience can compare to the NYC Marathon!
Goals: To survive
If you could lace up your shoes and go for a run anywhere in the world right now, where would you go? Harriman State Park, NY & Canyonlands National Park, UT
When I’m not running I’m… volunteering to build Achilles International in Colorado
Uphills or Downhills? Always prefer uphills.
Favorite post-run beer: Guinness
I am a Rocky Mountain Runner because… it’s great having the comradery of a team; cohesive all inclusive teams are lacking in Colorado.