MEMBER OF THE MONTH -  JANUARY 2021

KAYLA BLOM



How did you hear about Pacifica Runners?

A quick Google search after seeing the banner on Hwy 1

How long have you been a runner?

On and off for 12 years

How did you get into running?

Joining my high school cross country team (to socialize more than run, if I'm being honest) and then later in life I found I truly enjoyed running more when training for something specific.

Do you have a favorite race(s)?

Tough question. Santa Cruz Half Marathon, Avenue of the Giants (such a beautiful flat road race surrounded by giant redwoods), and CIM are the top contenders. I also find smaller local races to be very special, too. Most of my running used to be in Paradise/Chico, CA so I loved their smaller events (Strides for Diabetes 5k, Chocolate Chase 5k, Almond Bowl relays, etc.)

What are your favorite running trails/routes?

Now that I'm in Pacifica, I love running right out my front door in the Sharp Park neighborhood along the beach. I've been known to stick to road/bike paths in the past, but since moving here I've really been inspired by a lot of other Pacifica Runners to take to the trails! Hazelnut trail is one that I want to keep re-visiting to improve on.

What are your future running goals?

Too many to count. I'd love to improve my 5k time, explore the trails and maybe even sign up for a local trail race - I've been eyeballing the Devil's Slide Half (but am open to recommendations!) I also aim to hit 1000 miles in 2021!

What did you most enjoy about working with Pacifica Runners? 

I wish I could say meeting up and running with you all, but... 2020. I have enjoyed virtually checking in with other Pacifica Runners and stalking some of your Strava routes in hopes of running together in the near future.

Any other cool info about yourself?

I'm originally from Minnesota but have been living in Northern California for the past 8 years.  I've got a really handsome golden retriever, Ludo, and two cats: Calvin & Hobbes.


Previous Members Of The Month:

December 2020 - Serena Marie RD

November 2020 - Leina Serafino Arihara

October 2020 - Gia & Zoe Von Bargen

September 2020 - Clint Schaff

August 2020 - Jennifer Kozak

July 2020 - Katharine Xiao

June 2020 - Michelle Forshner

May 2020 - Vicki Zettler

April 2020 - Max Esquivel

March 2020 - Lucy Chow

February 2020 - Tamar & Sage Powell

January 2020 - Pamela Garfield-Jaeger

December 2019 - Rolf Heimes

November 2019 - Pacifica Resource Center

October 2019 - Kevin Reese

September 2019 - Olga Munoz

August 2019 - Alicia Newton

July 2019 - Jamie Drever

June 2019 - Dara Ditsworth & Lance Myers

May 2019 - Kimberly Scearce Levie

April 2019 - Amanda Hall

March 2019 - Ana Grijalvo

February 2019 - Kenny Crampton

January 2019 - David Win

December 2018 - Beverly Lamberson

November 2018 - Deirdre Martin

October 2018 - Jayanthi Linert

September 2018 - Annie Pearson

August 2018 - Sheryl Treichel

July 2018: Karen Strong

June 2018: John Chun

May 2018: Nancy Colombo-O

April 2018 - Mark Inouye

March 2018 - Oscar Loza

January 2018 - Lyla Smith Reinero

December 2017 - Hynn Suk "Suki" Jang

November 2017 - Ron Little 

October 2017 - Holly Rios

 


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