At what age did you start running?
Why did you start running?
I watched my daughter in cross country and thought "I should do that". I watched the East Perry Fair River Run each September and thought "I should try that once". In Sept 2009, I realized I wasn't getting any younger. My first 5K was the Jingle Bell Run, with a goal of 1)not walking, 2) not getting passed by the walkers, and 3) "try" to beat 30 minutes. Obviously, did it for enjoyment, weight control.
What is your best 5K time after turning 50?
22:28 on July 2, 2016
What is the race/time you’re most proud of since turning 50?
April 2016 Boston Marathon, 3:41:37. I ran another marathon in Green Bay 5 weeks later and knocked off another couple minutes. However, at Boston, I worked hard for a sub 3:45 and accomplished it.
What’s the longest distance you’ve ever run since turning 50?
What’s your favorite local route to run?
I don't know that I have a favorite. I really enjoy meeting my daughter Tori to run downtown Cape, the outskirts of Cape or the Osage Trail. I run from my home in Uniontown most of the time. It's all beautiful.
The thing I enjoy most about running is:
It's all about what I want to do. I like competition, and I compete mostly with myself. I like training to go faster, because "at my age" I can only get faster or slower (and I prefer faster). I like that everyone who runs can decide at what length they want to go, whether to do it for fitness, enjoyment, speed or whatever. We are all a community of equals, regardless of speed.