Birth Place: Carbondale PA
Family: Husband, Neil Dog, Farnsworth
Personal strengths: Mentally Strong
Personal weaknesses: Easily distracted and talked into doing stupid things.
Reason for joining Northstar: Founding Member & enjoy the company and fellowship of the group.
Favorite running shoes: Right now, Ghost 13
Favorite place to run: The Lakes
- Short-term: Keep my streak going
- Long-term: FANS 2021
Proudest Running Achievement: Finishing the Steamtown Marathon 2005 with my father running the final .2 with me. He was so happy to do that. He trained for weeks beforehand.
The story of your streak: It started as a casual conversation on a Friday morning schlogg. I figured I would try it for a year and see how it goes. 10 plus years later, I am still going strong. I hope to keep it going as long as possible. It just became part of my life. I have many days when all I do is a mile and that is just fine.
Typical training week, a month or two before a major race: Training for FANS means spending a lot of time on your feet. I try to do back-to-back long runs on the weekends and 1 during the week.
Running idol: Anyone who puts on their shoes & gets running.
Injuries: Nothing major (thank God)
- Marathon PR :5:04
- Half-Marathon PR: 2:06
- 25K PR: 3:36
- 10 Mile PR: 1:38
- 10K PR: 53:11
- 5K PR: 26:58
- 1 Mile PR: 8:01
Non-running Hobbies: Reading, puzzles, traveling, fostering dogs and an endless pursuit of the perfect margarita and cheese dip.
Anything else interesting you'd like to share? I was in my 40’s when I started running and in my 50’s when I started my streak so it’s never too late to start.