Friday, February 12, 2010

Anna's Marathon Mile 16 Sponsor Spotlight

Kristi Madden

Where is your hometown?
I graduated from high school in Snyder, TX. My parents moved the day after graduation, so while I consider it my hometown, I have been back there a total of 5 times in 19 years.

Where do you live now?

Are you a runner? If so, what is your next race? What is your favorite post-run treat?
I am a runner. My next race will probably be the Trinity River Levee Run (if I can forget how dirty it was there last year). That will be followed by the Dallas Rock 'n Roll Half, the Oklahoma City Marathon Relay and the Eugene Half. It is going to be a busy spring. My favorite post-run treat is brunch (see #5).

What is your occupation?
I am a CPA specializing in tax post merger integration.

What is your favorite breakfast food?
Oh, this one is tough. I love anything with a fried egg and I just discovered french toast (a little late in life, I know - I have a lot of years to make up for). If I have to pick just one, it will be a breakfast sandwich, with bacon of course.

What was the last book you read?
This question is actually why it took me so long to answer the spotlight questions. I was hoping I would read something that was worthy of mentioning or really just not embarrassing. It didn't happen. I essentially will read anything and don't remember it about 5 minutes after I am finished. I lean toward thrillers and am a sucker for any sort of chick lit that has a a single object on the cover. I hate to admit it, but I just finished the Twilight series at the recommendation of my best friend's 15 year old daughter. Harry Potter may be next.....

Tell us one thing you want to be sure to do in your lifetime.
There are so many things I want to be sure and do, it is hard to pick just one. At the top of my list is going on African safari.

What is the first thing you associate with Seattle, Washington?
Not very original, but I think of rain and houseboats.

Why did you want to become a marathon mile sponsor to support the Susan Mortensen Turley Foundation?
To support Anna and a great cause.

Anything else you'd like to add?
Have a fantastic time in Seattle.

Note from Anna: I first met Kristi when we were roomies at the Oklahoma Marathon race last April. Although that race holds some very painful windy memories for me, getting to know Kristi was without a doubt one of the highlights of that weekend. Kristi is a paceleader for one of the Dallas Running Club's half marathon training groups. In spite of often traveling cross-country for most of the week, every time I see Kristi at weekend runs she is always full of smiles and enthusiasm. Kristi reminds me of the importance of keeping running fun! Thanks so much for your support Kristi! :-)

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