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*In 280 Twitter characters, what inspired you to run for the NPF (Mandatory) I have chronic pancreatitis, and the NPF is who I turned to for information and resources. I would love to support the NPF in earning money for more research and attention to pancreatic diseases.

*What’s your favorite take-out/pre-race meal? (Also mandatory) Buddy’s Pizza (in AZ it is a huge deep dish Chicago style pizza) Andy’s frozen custard, A Chocolate Rico Suave Jackhammer (soooo good!!) And an OHSO Brewery, Boom Dynamite IPA (post run)

What three words best describe you? Tenacious, determined, motivated (b****y, but that probably isn’t allowed) 🙂

If you were a TV host for a talk show, who would you invite as your first 3 guests (BONUS: and why)? Gandhi, Mother Theresa, Nelson Mandela. We need more good in the world, we need compassion and caring, the world is much larger than us as individuals and I feel we need to be reminded of this.

Have you ever had an extreme adventure? If so, what was it and would you do it again? The handsome hubby and I went to Havasaupi Falls, you backpack in carrying only what you will need to camp/eat for the next 3 days, hike 10 miles in and back out 10 miles and 2800 feet elevation climb in the last mile alone. You are climbing chains to go up and down the waterfall areas. It is a hidden oasis, hard to get a permit for as they sell out the day they open every year. It is like getting the Golden ticket for Charlie’s Chocolate factory! The hubby was hilarious, “Wait, we have to pay to haul all of our stuff, camp, not shower and eat MRE, and hike back out?” Yes dear!! HAHA, he loved it.

What is your running, or life, mantra? #shutuplungs, You can’t finish what you don’t start

What is your favorite distance to run/walk/ruck? 10k

Up to this point what has been your favorite race medal/ruck patch? (Please include a picture) It will be my buckle for completion of Great Virtual Race Across Tennessee

What moment in your are you most proud of? Being present for the birth of my granddaughter, amazing!!

What are you currently reading OR What’s your all-time favorite book? Getting ready to read, “Where the Crawdads Sing”

Hands down what’s your favorite dessert? Jamoca Almond Fudge Ice Cream

No judgement, what’s your go-to prerun meal vs post LOL? Pasta, chicken fettuccini alfredo, and see above 🙂

What’s your favorite cross-training activity? Spinning

Would you rather run in the heat vs run in the rain? I run in the heat all the time!!! Bring it on

Would you rather: chafe or get foot blisters? Eww…neither, and I have done a lot of both lately! Chafing over blisters….depending on location…

What do you do for a living? What was your dream job as a kid? I have worked in the field of Child Welfare, for the last 19 years (investigator, supervisor, manager). When I was a teenager, we lived in California, I was going to be a famous surfer (I was not really a very good surfer!)

What’s your favorite running shoe? Brooks Glycerine

If you could have ANY superpower, what would it be? To make people be nice to one another

Name ONE thing, that you think, could bring meaningful change to patients living with pancreatic diseases? Eliminate pancreatic pain and disease progression