Hometown: Austin, TX (by way of Russia, NY, & OR)
I started running to get in shape after having 2 kids 17 years ago, and as a training for our extensive family backpacking trips. Being "out there" was always a must, but until my co-worker signed me up for a 5k, I wasn't really running. The first race lead to exposure of loving the hard work and places to explore, and before I knew it, I learned about trail running AND ultrarunning practically at the same time. Before I knew it, I was into 100M races in the mountains like there is no tomorrow - and never looked back.
12 years and 100 ultras - and counting - I am not giving up. Injuries, time off and life changes come and go, running and loving the nature stays the only present in my life. I plan to never stop.
Favorite Beer (or wine): Baltika
Guilty Pleasure: Bachelor (the TV show) - just as stupid as it gets.
Other Hobbies: knitting and yoga, massage practice, traveling, backpacking
Favortie thing about VFuel: easily out, liquid, non-offensive flavors and taste, AND the stomach doesn't turn to knot! I can also use fewer than "normal" gels per hour.
Favorite recovery meal: Eggs in any way, shape and form
Favorite trail running memory: San Diego 100 in 2013 culminated my experience and passion to the point I almost don't want to do another one...and that was my 100 miler #20.
2014 Race Schedule:
- Mount Mitchell 40M, 2-23-14
- Vern's 5k, 3-15-14
- Rattler 25k, 3-30-14
- Longhorn 10k, 4-12-14
- Whispering pines 20M, 5-17-14
- Bryce 50M, 6-14-14
- Bryce, Zion, Arches trip
- Hampshire 100k, 8-12-14
- Wonderland trail 94M, Sept.2014
- Grindstone 100, 10-3-14
2013 highlights (while on V-Fuel!):
|94.87 %||7 OA||2F||9:06:11||Sep 14, 2013||TX||Rough Creek Trail Run - 40M|
|79.88 %||17 OA||4F||4:32:32||Jul 27, 2013||TX||Cedar Ridge Trail Run - 36KM|
|88.82 %||18 OA||4F||23:35:55||Jun 8, 2013||CA||San Diego 100 - 100M|
|73.78 %||81 OA||10F||5:58:15||May 11, 2013||OR||McDonald Forest - 50KM|
|100.00 %||8 OA||1F||11:42:15||Apr 20, 2013||KS||Free State Trail Run - 100KM|
|83.72 %||30 OA||6F||2:23:39||Apr 6, 2013||TX||Hells Hills - 25KM|
|100.00 %||4 OA||1F||9:46:19||Mar 16, 2013||AR||Three Days of Syllamo - 50M|
plus PR's at 5k and 10k on roads 10 years later in life!