What do you do when you are not running (other hobbies/counter sports)?
My typical day involves running/training, teaching, and coaching. But when I’m not doing those things, I like to spend time with family and friends and I love to dance.
Favorite running shoe?
For trail running I love the Nike Zoom Kiger and Wildhorse. On the roads I like the Nike Pegasus and Lunarglide.
If you had to name one aspect of running that gets your most psyched, what would it be?
I love that running is such a simple activity that can be so many different things to different people. For me, running is a source of energy and an outlet for competitiveness, but more importantly, it’s a curious adventure into seeing just what my body is capable of.
If you never started running what would you have pursued instead?
I played soccer and basketball growing up and played soccer in college, so if I hadn’t started running I probably would have stuck with those.
Who is your idol/hero?
If have a lot of incredible people in my life who I look up to, including my family, friends, and teammates. These hard working, genuine, well-rounded people inspire me to be a better person every day. One hero in particular is my dad. He is incredibly hard working at everything he does and has always been the most fun, caring, dedicated father I could ask for!
Guilty Oregon pleasure?
Berries and Central Oregon sunshine.
Tea or coffee or Kombucha?
Tea and kombucha! I’m part of the Runa Tribe, so I love Runa’s guayusa tea to energize my training and adventures. I also make my own kombucha.
What are your top 3 fav running locations?
In Eugene, Hendricks and the Ridgeline trails. Favorite race location so far…Kualoa Ranch on Oahu for Xterra Trail Run World Championships.