Friday, February 27, 2009


I was browsing around Blogland this evening and came across a neat idea - an interview chain. It sounded like fun, so I jumped on in. If you'd like to play along, here are the rules:

1. Leave me a comment saying, “Interview me.”
2. I will respond with five questions (I get to pick the questions).
3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview others in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

These interview questions are from Holly.

1. What is your favorite thing about running/living in Texas?
We have a great outdoor climate, a kicking live music scene and fantastic food, but the absolute best thing about running here is the people. We have a great trail running club and culture in Austin. I've met so many great people and made a bunch of good friends through running.

2. Now that your 100 mile race is over... what's your new goal?
Don't know yet - I'm still working on it (though a new baby will be my next endurance challenge!!!).

3. When was it that you decided to become an ultrarunner?
The Fall of 2007. I was one of the coaches for a marathon training group and my wife was training for her first half marathon at the same time. I promised her I'd run the long runs with her, so she would meet me after my group run and I'd push our little boy in the jogging stroller alongside her. Since I was putting in the extra mileage I decided to enter the Sunmart 50k. It was my first trail run, I had a blast and wanted more.

4. What has been your worst running injury?
I've been really lucky with running injuries. I broke several bones in my rugby days, but the worst injury I've had running is a sprained ankle.

5. What is your favorite pre-race dinner?
If I'm at home, spaghetti and meatballs or grilled salmon with baked potato and rice. At Bandera (where the choice is much more limited), a great big pizza hit the spot. (Yes, pizza is definitely allowed - one of the great things about ultrarunning).

Thanks Holly, that was fun.


clea said...

Cool idea! Nice to run into you today. Let me know when you are up for another trail run. Ok...interview me.

Derek said...

Very nice, so go ahead and interview me as well!

brendaontheRun said...

I'm in for an interview; it'll give me a chance to practice on my blog (I've just started one!)

Mark said...

Ok you three scallywags, interview questions have been dispatched to your blogs. Have fun - I look forward to reading your answers :-)