HOME PROVINCE/STATE and COUNTRY:
Boulder, CO by way of Chicago
NUMBER OF YEARS DOING YOUR SPORT:
I have been running marathons since 2012 and ultras since 2013.
Your main 2018-2019 challenge is:
Transition from ultrarunning to the multisport world: do more cycling, swimming, snowshoeing, nordic skiing, telemark skiing, and hiking 14ers.
2017 WAS AWESOME BECAUSE:
Had it's ups and downs. I moved to Colorado and ran a tough mountain 100 miler, The Bryce 100. But I also discovered that I had a torn labrum in my left hip, I couldn't run my A-race the Bear 100, but I caught the torn labrum early and hopefully am well on the way to recovery.
Most proud of:
My dedication day-to-day. I've been doing 2-a-days for almost four years. How else would I fit it all in? Big races and big results are exciting, but the peace I find on the trails and lifting weights is interwoven into my entire life and that's pretty cool. It's like meditation for me!
#1 Tip for success:
Metrics! Daily goals, weekly goals, monthly goals, yearly goals. Who cares if its miles, inches, hours, or milliseconds-- find something, set goals, and stick to it.
"Genius is an attitude." This helps me in my professional life, but it speaks to our ability as humans to adapt....and that is the secret sauce to success in endurance sports!