How Long have you been a VCTC member, not counting just the website?
Since June 2012
Where are you from originally?
Irish born, Bronx raised
Where do you live now?
the Bronx- Riverdale
What's your favorite running shoe?
New Balance b/c I ran my first (& to date only) marathon in them
Ugh, when reading a magazine, trying to find an article on a particular page and none of the pages have numbers on them!
Running related pet peeve: runners who make too much noise, breathing, grunting, wheezing, excessive who-ha-ing
How did you get into running?
I had 8th period free (last class of the day) my sophomore year of high school at Spellman. However, only the Seniors were allowed to leave early if they had last period free; it was a "Senior Privilege". And so, I sat at a cafeteria table the end of every school day for the fall semester with four girls who ran track and cross country. They made running sound cool and fun. I started running.
Most memorable performance(s) and why?
. . . hmm . . . ?? hmmm . . . PowerBar 6K in 1996 b/c I ran it fast (for me). Running portion of Fairfield CT 2009 Sprint Distance Triathlon. By hook or crook or backstroke I survived the swim. My bike is so slow I might as well have put streamers on the handlebars. But my did I have a fast (for me) 5K. 1998 NYC Marathon, because it's the NYC Marathon!
Well I had Sonia O'Sullivan, amongst others, tacked on the wall when I was training for the to-date-one-and-only marathon. Will put 'find a present-day running hero' on the to do list.