MEMBER OF THE MONTH - JANUARY 2020
How did you hear about Pacifica Runners?
I think I found you guys on Facebook originally, back in 2016.
How long have you been a runner?
I ran track/cross country in high school. (That was in the 80’s)
How did you get into running?
My father was/is a big runner since I was a little girl. I grew up volunteering at local races, passing out the water and cheering my dad on. He ran the very first New York City marathon in 1970. He is 84 and is still running 5ks!
Do you have a favorite race(s)?
I was an avid swimmer before I got hurt so I used to love doing splash n’ dashes. There is a series in the South Bay at the Steven’s Creek by Firstwave events. I also really liked “Big Kahuna” in Santa Cruz before Ironman bought it. In general, I prefer small community races over big events.
What are your favorite running trails/routes?
I love running on the coastal trail starting at Pillar point in Half Moon Bay.
What are your future running goals?
I’ve never done a marathon, but I’ve done 1/2 marathons. I’ve had knee issues in the past, but my knee has been feeling strong. I want to run this year’s 50’th anniversary of the New York City marathon this year. I plan to join a charity that raises money for research for rare diseases so I can be guaranteed a bib. Since 2016, I’ve had a rare condition called thoracic outlet syndrome and I’m making my comeback after 3 years and two surgeries. It took about 8 months for doctors to believe me and figure out what was wrong. I want to support an organization that helps other people with their rare conditions and help them find cures.
What do you enjoy most about Pacifica Runners?
Everyone has been so friendly and supportive. It also helps challenge me.
Any other cool info about yourself?
I swam from Alcatraz 4 x. I am a triathlete and hope to get back to doing them full force after more healing. I’m a professional photographer and my dogs are my muses. They have a following on Instagram! I was a paid model for Specialized bikes and was on their website and social media sites in 2015.
I am a mental health social worker. I’ve worked with teens, adults and the elderly. I’ve been on disability since 2017, but I’m hoping to get back to my career this year and be a counselor for other people who have chronic pain.
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