1) When did you start training with Alex and Revision Athletics?
I started emailing with Alex for a training routine in March of 2014 and I stared working out with the 6AM group in September of 2014.
2) What brought you to class and keeps you coming back?
I loved being outdoors, so I thought this would be a great place to run. As I started working out with the class I enjoyed the new challenges - especially Week Five! After working out with the group for a couple of weeks, I realized that I really enjoyed comradery I had with the 6AM group.
3) What drives you in life to do what you do?
I love thinking about where is the edge of what is possible - can I challenging myself to do something new or trying harder when it is not easy. I don’t like giving up or when people say “that is not possible”.
4) What don’t people know about you that you’d like them to?
I really enjoy being in the mountains, skiing, mountaineering, hiking, trail running, rock climbing, mountain biking or just hanging out. Also, I love pretending to be athletic.
5) What’s the hardest thing you’ve done in your life?
I don’t know that I have done anything that is the “hardest thing in my life.” I have been very lucky in life, and I have been diligently and worked hard on so many things. I guess I would like to turn that question around and say raising my son Colin, has been one of my most rewarding things in life – and as any parent knows at times that is not easy.
6) What are some challenges you want to take on this year, either physically, mentally, spiritually, or professionally?
I did have a PR earlier this year, so I achieved one personal challenge. I need to thank Alex, Whitney and the entire 6AM group for that. I’d would also like to climb another 14,000 foot peak (maybe two.) They are very interesting challenges – as hard as you may try, sometime the Mountain says “no - not this time.” So you have to learn to handle adversity and set-backs – I have had to deal with couple of set-back this year. But you just have to keep trying!
7) Who inspires you?
Alex – a man who runs distances that I cannot comprehend at a pace that I would be happy with for a 10 mile run. Also I am inspired by Robert and Irene Minkowsky (7AM group). When I get to their age - I hope I’m as active as they are!! Robert and Irene - Keep Running!