MEMBER OF THE MONTH – MAY 2018
How did you hear about Pacifica Runners?
Kendra joined We Run the Bay, and the rest was history :)
How long have you been a runner?
I started running for my own sanity after my second son, Zac was born, so 5 years ago. I did the divas 5k 4 months after he was born. Then I vowed to come back the following year for the half.
How did you get into running?
After becoming a mom, I needed an outlet that was flexible and easy. Running fit that bill. I could run for 10 mins or 20 and be back home quick. Little did I know the miles were going to start piling up as I met like-minded people and started signing up for more and more events. Half marathons turned into fulls, and then the world of triathlon was introduced to me...now I’ve learned to never say never. I’ll find I usually give something a try, at least once. The problem is, I usually end up liking it, and my training plan becomes an even more massive time sap.
Do you have a favorite race(s)?
Ragnar was a blast. A 200ish mile relay race with a 12-member team over the span of 2 days, running through the middle of the night. Crazy, right? We ran from SF to Napa, and then did another from LA to San Diego. That was really fun. Another huge favorite of mine is the lululemon SeaWheeze half in Vancouver, Canada. Did that twice and loved the course and vibe both times.
What are your favorite running trails/routes?
I am a frequent runner of San Andreas, but I love coming down the mountain to run in Pacifica. The view never gets old.
What are your future running goals?
My biggest endeavor involves training for Ironman 70.3 in Arizona this fall.
What do you enjoy most about Pacifica Runners?
The people!!! I love running with so many HAPPY people. I believe when you have great company, everything just falls into place, and the miles literally melt away.
Any other cool info about yourself?
I have lupus. I was diagnosed prior to my running life. It makes me very sun sensitive (could you imagine being “allergic” to the sun?) and I felt sick all the time. If I had listened to my doctors I would have never stepped foot outside for recreation. Instead, I would find alternate ways to shield my skin (ie, UPF long sleeve shirts and hats). Through exercise I have actually reversed the effects of the stupid disease and for the first time I’m off all my medication since December (happy dance!). I truly believe that exercise is the best medicine. I’m living proof :) cheers! and thanks for letting me tell my story. I love running and being around all you wonderful people!
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