Wednesday, August 3, 2016
At what age did you start running?
Started running at age 43.
Why did you start running?
Watched my cousin run a marathon in San Diego in 2003. Was in such awe of all the runners and the excitement of the race I came back home and signed up for my 1st half in Phoenix, AZ in 2004. That was 12 states and over 40 half marathons ago all run with a fabulous group of ladies. Together we have traveled and ran many miles together making amazing memories along the way.
What is your best 5K time after turning 50?
I am not fast but run a lot of 5Ks mostly with mTT the last 3 years so haven't run many recently for myself. Probably somewhere between 28 and 29 minutes several years ago.
What is the race/time you’re most proud of since turning 50?
Probably the 2014 St. Jude half marathon time of 2:12:45. Not only is it my fastest time in a half since turning 50 it was the first time I finished in the top 20 in my age group. To make it even better it was on my 55th birthday. My best half time was 2:05 there in 2005. This year will be my 10th time running it.
What’s the longest distance you’ve ever run since turning 50?
It was 35.42 miles at the Howard Aslinger Endurance Run in 2014. It was special because a lot of those miles were run with myTeam Triumph captains and great friends not to mention helping this great foundation.
What’s your favorite local route to run?
What locals call the downtown loop. Start at arena, go to Broadway, all the way to the river and back to Arena.
The thing I enjoy most about running is:
The great friends and the conversations you have with them while running and the extreme sense of satisfaction and accomplishment you get when you complete your mileage and knowing the health benefits of exercising your mind and spirit as well as your body.