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Favorite places to run: Cascades and Chuckanuts for sure, but also running to explore a new place, big view or special wildness. I’m preparing for: Summer hiking and camping in the Cascades. Favorite workout: Long repeats on the Interurban (the Urb) Trail. Favorite shoe and sock: Hoka Speedgoat and Feetures socks. Great running memory: Chain Lakes Trail near Mt. Baker with Genevie and her dad, Gale.
Current shoe and socks: I just got a pair of Asics Nimbus-Lite and love them!! I’m also alternating between the Brooks Ghost and Hoka Bondi (I like to keep my feet guessing). Favorite sport drink or fuel: Any fruit flavored Gu right before a late afternoon run and Nuun hydration anytime. Typical workout routine: I’m really liking my 20 minute almost daily runs. I take a leisurely stroll around the block for my warmdown. Favorite person (s) to run with: Steve or my dad or myself. 😉 Favorite place to run: My favorite routes currently are around the marina and Pete Zuanich Park….and Lake Padden…and around the super cool neighborhood of Fairhaven.
What I care about most when I go for a run: The “energy” of the run. To me a run usually produces exhilaration in some way. Maybe it’s the endorphins… but running has always been a fun, inspiring and invigorating experience for me.
Favorite Workout: 10 x 400 on the track
If I could only do only one run each month, it would be: Galbraith Mtn. loop w/ Rock n Roll trail
Typical run distance: 5 miles
What makes a run great: A nice easy pace to warm-up, then pushing the hills in the middle, and getting to a great view; finishing feeling elated and hungry and more energized than at the start of the run!
I started running at Acme Elementary School through Girls on the Run, and continued running in high school and college for Mount Baker and Western Washington University. Aside from running, I’m obsessed with cats and sweets, have caught the travel bug, and enjoy attempting new baking and cooking recipes.
About Me: Originally from New Jersey I have come to realize that the Pacific northwest fits me best, and I have traded the pavement for the trails as my surface of choice. I’ve had a pretty extensive running history starting from when I was an 8th grader and I’ve been running ever since. I’ve completed 10 road marathons, including the Bellingham Bay, Chicago, and Boston, but what has become my favorite race is the Chuckanut 50k. Favorite Shoe: I’ve had to many to pick just one! But the standouts would be the Nike Pegasus, Salomon Sense Pro, and Hoka Speed Instinct. Why I Run: I find that it is while I’m running that I am the most creative and clear in thought. Running has been a great escape for me during some of my most stressful times. There’s nothing that can beat a couple hours in the trails to decompress and clear my mind!
I started running when I was eleven and haven’t stopped!
I am originally from Bend, Oregon, but always had dreams of moving to Bellingham and continuing my education at Western Washington University since both my parents attended Western Washington and I would travel Bellingham with them for Ski to Sea.
5-7 miles on the trail
Best part about running for me:
The people I meet! I love finding new running partners and the wonderful experiences I gain with them.
I was born and raised here in Bellingham! I grew up playing soccer, basketball, and started running when I was in the 8th grade at Fairhaven Middle School. I ran at Sehome High School for cross country and track and got lucky enough to continue my competitive career at Washington State University. Now I’m back home and looking forward to getting back out on the Bellingham trails and reconnecting with the running community that I grew up around!
I love the Brooks Ghost for my easy days on the interurban and around Lake Padden and the Brooks Caldera for when I head up into the Chuckanuts or Galbraith.
Favorite Run/Running Buddy: It’s so hard to have a favorite run in town with so many amazing trails, but I love running to Raptor Ridge as I have been doing that route since I was a freshman in High School and
it’s still the same quad burning experience every time. I also really enjoy running from Fairhaven towards Boulevard Park on the boardwalk with fellow staffer Dillon. If you see us out in the evenings, say “hi”.
Favorite Place to Run:
My favorite place to run is to run is Fields Spring State Park and the nearby dirt roads just outside of Anatone, WA!
Favorite Races to Run:
I love trail races that range in distance from 10K to 50K!
Favorite Shoe and Sock:
I really enjoy the Hoka One One SpeedGoat and a pair of Darn Tough socks.
The Key to My Excitement:
I love using my physiology and biomechanics background to help others achieve their health and running goals!
Born in Portland, OR and raised in the suburbs of Vancouver, WA. Alumni of Fort Vancouver High School and enthusiastic shoe-nerd. Been running track since 4th grade, and the rest is history. Lucky enough to get the opportunity to continue my XC / TF career here in town at WWU, where I am currently studying urban planning! I quickly fell in love with our trails, and continue to find new appreciation for the NW corner of Washington state with each passing day.
For a daily trainer, the Asics GT-2000 has never failed me. I’ve also found past success with the Brooks Adrenaline GTS.
The mile, without a doubt. It’s fast but still allows for some tactics, and it’s not over in the blink of an eye like the 800. As a middle-distance guy, I prefer quicker stuff that is truly down to the wire.
Would have to be the Nike Pegasus line — it’s what I started with back in 2015, and it’s still my perfect shoe.
The Interurban Trail is my pick! Being closely surrounded in nature, but on a relatively flat and fast trail, makes for some fun and immersive workouts when the track or roads become stale.
I generally enjoy anything middle distance (400 meters to 5K), but I always gravitate back to anything from the 1500 meters to the Mile — it’s what got me into this sport and it’s what’s kept me in it since.
I was born a couple hours south of Bellingham, in Kirkland, WA. I transferred to WWU into the Kinesiology program after graduating from Bellevue College. Running through forest and mountain trails is truly an exhilarating experience. I’ve ran, climbed, hiked, and ski toured numerous times around Snoqualmie Pass. Silver Peak is definitely my favorite spot.
My favorite shoe has to be the Saucony Kinvara, weight, shape and feeling of the shoe is second to none. It fits like a glove and feels like clouds under my feet.
Favorite Place to Run:
Bridle Trails State Park in Kirkland holds a special place in my heart. Just under 500 acres of forested trails a quick walk from my family home and I’ve spent hours running, exploring, and foraging for mushrooms.
I love running the 400. Fighting your body for the last 100 meters to finish strong while trying to get that last kick and outrun the person right in front of you is electrifying.