Shoe Size? 10 Narrow
Favorite post run food? Chocolate Milk!!!
How many marathons/half marathons/5ks have you done? 5 half marathons in 2011
Favorite race you’ve ever done? Dances with Dirt – A relay race through the hills, trails, and streams of Brown County. Every leg is different – and each person runs three segments. The total race is 100K (62 miles) so each person runs close to a half marathon distance. Bring a change of shoes and clothes for each leg – because you will be wet and muddy! And bring a sense of humor – there are costumes, themes, music along the way and a pig roast at the end.
Favorite music? Jam bands – some old (Grateful Dead, Allman Brothers, Widespread Panic) and some newer (Dave Matthews, Umphrey’s Mcgee)
Favorite athlete/team/sport? IU Basketball – Go Hoosiers!
Favorite vacation spot? Tough call, because I love to travel and try new places. But, my favorite vacation was probably when we went to the Grand Canyon. We went on a week long rafting trip from Marble Canyon to the Grand Canyon National Park and hiked out the Bright Angel trail. We are part of a group of about 25 people. We did many side hikes along the way and camped out under the stars every night. The best part was 7 days with my family (including two teenage boys) with no electronics – no email or work disruptions for me, and no texting or electronic gaming for my boys!.
Tell us about your family? Married with two young adult boys (Patrick, 20 and Michael, 17) and a Golden Retriever (Sadie). My mom, sister, 2 nieces and 2 nephews live in town, and my brother and his family are in Trujillo, Peru. I also have more cousins around the world than you can count!
What is your most memorable BoMF memory? Running the Women’s Half. BoMF had a water station set up in a spot where we were able to see the guys on the way out and on the way back, so it was a great support on a hot, steamy day. The best memory, though was coming back to run with the group on Monday morning and being told by one of the BoMF runners, “yeah, you all looked good going out, but you girls weren’t looking so pretty on the way back!” Truer words were never spoken! : )
How did you hear about BoMF? Why did you stick with it? What has BoMF meant to you? I decided to start running with BoMF after seeing the group at the Joseph Maley run at Eagle Creek. I could tell they were a close group, and I wanted to learn more and to be part of the fun. I have loved getting to know the many runners in the group; seeing the newer runners achieve running goals they may have never considered before – finishing their first 5K, half marathon or full marathon; while at the same time achieving their personal goals of new jobs, new housing. I now look forward to my morning runs with BoMF. Not only do I get my work out done by 6:30 am, but I get to start my day with good conversation, the support of the group, and an abundance of hugs! What a great way to start the day!