My running experience with AREC has been…surprising. I never expected to have run this long with a group of people, nor become president of the thing.
I’ve been president for… six years? Something like that.
I’ve been with AREC for… about 9-1/2 years.
I run with AREC because… fun and fitness.
The best thing about AREC is… the people. I’m amazed at the quality of people we have here.
When I’m not running I… am working, working out, or playing step-dad.
My favorite running shoe brand… Asics, because of the wide-toe box. I like the room when your foot pancakes out. I like the extra room.
I like to wear… fairly loose, dri-fit, cool-max-type materials.
My pre-race meal is… a Clif bar and a glass of orange juice – nothin’ much.
After a race, I treat myself to… anything I want.
My favorite race was… Boston [Marathon] in 1996, which was the 100th running of it. It was the ultimate. I’ve never seen support for a race like they have there. The Boston Red Sox always have a home game on that day. So they plan it just right where the elites are passing by the stadium just as the game is finishing, so the fans come pouring out into the streets to cheer you on. The whole city just embraces it. It’s amazing.
My goal is… to continue to have this club thrive and grow.
My running mantra… is the song “Live Wire” by Motley Crue. The story behind that is Long Beach ’93. I heard the song on the way to the race on the radio, and couldn’t get the song out of my head. If I wanna run fast, I think of it.
I’m inspired… to see the “slower runners” giving it their all and never giving up.
My most embarassing moment… was before the Mt. Baldy Run to the Top. I was using the porta-potty before the race and forgot to lock the door… use your imagination.
My best training tip… lacing up the shoes is half the battle.
I have learned… that my body does not recover as quickly as it used to.
I love… soft gummy bears and dark chocolate.
I hate… people who change lanes without signaling.
I wish… everyone a happy, healthy and safe life!