- Both my parents have (and still do) raced ultras. My dad out-kicked me and beat me in my first 50k.
- I was the youngest finisher in my first 100 miler (Western States) back in 2004. I had to run the last 30 miles with bags of ice duct taped to my knees and my pacer would tear them off at each aid station and re-tape on new bags. When he saw my parents at mile 93 he ran up to them and said he didn't think anything was permanently wrong.
Birthday: December 27, 1979
Favorite movie: Favorite running movie would have to be "Without Limits." Growing up, I loved the original "Parent Trap" with Hailey Mills.
Proudest accomplishment:Completing the Ozarks Highlands Trail last year in a new FKT of 58 hours 46 min. The experience, with the people who helped me, tops any race memory or accomplishment. It was so much more than just going for a time.
Goal(s) for 2019: I REALLY want to make an attempt at the Superior Trail FKT (310 mi).
Favorite rabbit gear and why: The super sleevie is the best winter running shirt, love the length and fit, and the utilicapreeze are my go-to capris because of the light weight fabric and pockets.
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