Monday, December 7, 2009

Texas Marathon Mile 9 Sponsor

Dallas Running Club (DRC) Fall Marathon Training Program

-- represented by DRC Training Program Director, Chris Stratton--

Where is your hometown? I suppose Boise. That's where my family lives anyway.

Where do you live now? Big D. Close enough to spend lots of time with DRC.

What is the farthest distance you've ever run? 26.2 miles, and not a mile further.

What is your favorite way to spend a Saturday morning? Running with all the fine folks at DRC. While I hate waking up early, I love nothing more than being out running with everyone. Perfect way to start a weekend.

What is your favorite workout song? Wow. That's a really hard one. That probably changes weekly but right now I'm loving lots of French House. Stuff like Lifelike, Daft Punk, Alan Braxe, Fred Falke and a lot of remixes they do. It's just the perfect tempo for running. Upbeat but not rediculous rave tempo.

What is the first thing you think of when you think of Texas? Heat. And lots of it.

What is the bravest thing you've ever done? I once ate 2 Sprinkles cupcakes within 15 minutes. I was laid out for the night.

What is your favorite candy? Maybe Hot Tamales or anything peanut butter and chocolate. I am shoving Milk Duds in my mouth as I type this.

What is the biggest goal you're currently working toward? Trying to get several hundred runners through the fall training program and completing their half or full marathon in December.

Where is your next vacation destination? Peru. I'm hiking Macchu Picchu in May.

What movie inspires you the most? Red Dawn. Wolverines!!!

In which state would you like to see Anna run her next marathon? Somewhere cold. All three of yours so far have been in warm states. Go west! Go north!

Why did you choose to sponsor mile 9? It's Nelson Prater's fault. He is entirely too good of a baker. One thing led to another and his generosity has led to DRC helping out. That's the beautiful thing about so many in DRC. They are always thinking of others.

Why did you want to become a marathon mile sponsor to support the Susan Mortensen Turley Foundation? Well, I and many others supported back when we met Anna in the Spring. Obviously, Susan's story is touching and one of the reasons so many of us run is because we are fortunate enough to be able to. Her story is one many of us can relate to and puts an incredible perspective on the gift of running and the gift of life.

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