What inspired you to run for the NPF?
My husband Charlie’s mom is an old friend of one of the co-founders of the NPF, Jane Holt. Knowing that Charlie and I always run the MCM, she connected us to this cause so we could give greater meaning to our training. I want to serve and honor those dealing with these diseases. I’m learning stories of significant struggle and impressive triumph of those affected and want to further the fight for research, education, and support.
Name one thing on your Bucket List.
Can I name 2 things? Taking my mom to Italy and scuba diving in Australia.
Your go-to meal before a race?
Oatmeal and/or banana with peanut butter. Then some sort of Lara Bar or energy bar. And coffee. And water. All properly timed and measured. I over think this kind of thing, as I do most things.
Five things you can’t live without?
Assuming the basics are taken care of…Charlie/family/friends, a positive attitude, laughter, hot tubs/springs/baths, and chapstick.
What’s your secret talent?
Hula-Hooping, Scrabble, or the math game ’24’. Nerd alert!
Have you ever been told you look like someone famous?
I get Sheryl Crow a lot, but I don’t see it. Ironically, I look nothing like my twin sister!
Running mantra or life mantra?
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. -Leo Buscaglia
Favorite race and why?
There’s really nothing better than the Marine Corps Marathon with its energy, emotion, and recognition of military sacrifice, but if I had to choose another I’d say the Thelma & Louise Women’s Half-Marathon in Moab I did last June with a friend. We dressed up for the road trip to and from Colorado, camped by the river at the start line the night before, and did a ridiculously involved photo shoot to document the weekend!
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