Hometown: Lincoln. I’ve lived in Missoula/Lolo since 1988.
How long have you been running? and what got you into it?
Three years ago, my friends Ryan & Leigh suggested I sign up for the Run Wild Missoula marathon training course. I had never been a runner before, but I was going through a very difficult time & I was looking for something that would keep me active. Since then I’ve run four half-marathons, one full marathon and a whole bunch of 5ks. I’m looking forward to training for the Missoula Marathon again this year.
Do you have a favorite run, trail or path?
I do most of my running up Mormon Creek road in Lolo. It’s quiet & peaceful & goes up for a long ways at a pretty nice grade so it’s a really nice hill workout. I’ve been enjoying a really good winter of trail running with a group of other RWM members. It’s been a lot of fun learning some new trails and seeing how differently some familiar ones look under the snow.
Interests in addition to running:
I’m a writer. Currently, I’m working on the script for a graphic novel based on a no-budget, but very fun, science fiction movie some friends & I filmed last year. I think I’ve become a better writer since I began running. I’ve gained a lot of confidence & focus & I just feel like my brain works better.