Do you have a quote that guides, inspires, or embodies your training/racing/life?
"Some people create with words or with music or with a brush and paints. I like to make something beautiful when I run. I like to make people stop and say, 'I've never seen anyone run like that before.' It's more than just a race, it's a style. It's doing something better than anyone else. It's being creative." - Pre *I like to look at running like it's something bigger than carrot sticks and split leg shorts. ;)
"I have shoes and um – a face. So, I like that about myself. And I like myself and I have a lot of other great qualities as well." - Marcel the Shell *It's just a pep talk I give myself
What is your favorite post-race treat?
Morning: a big farm breakfast and strong coffee
Afternoon: a cheeseburger or flank steak and a good red wine.
Anytime: sugar babies, gobstoppers, hi-chew... candy monster!
What is your favorite place to run?
Rockport Massachusetts in the heat of August. Even better if there's sand in my socks after a day at Good Harbor beach.
Why do you run?
At first because I was good at it. Running was taken away from me many times (knee repairs, broken vertebrae) and it became heartache and weight. Now I run because it's freedom and I'm most me on the move, on the run.
Where would we find you when you're not running?
In an ice bath...okay really. At a show (probably at the Showbox), trying a new Seattle restaurant, piddling around on my bike, hiking... if it's sunny in Seattle you won't find me inside. And I'm never sitting still for long.
Complete the sentence: If I was stranded in a hotel room with one movie and one book, they would be
Book: The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy | Movie: The Royal Tenenbaums
|23rd Chicago Marathon 2013|
|1st place Whidbey Island Half Marathon 2013|
|6th place Vermont City Marathon 2013|