How long have you lived in the area? 24 years
What are three words your friends would use to describe you? Strong, fast and faster. (My husband wrote that.)
Why do you run? I run for a lot of reasons - like most people, to stay in shape, control my weight (I get to eat a lot and drink beer!) and for overall health. But, more personally, I started running when my sister was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma and I had to do something, anything! So I started training for the NYC marathon in 2011 to raise awareness and funds for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. I hated running for the first 3 years! Really! I was just so motivated by my sister - my mantra was “she can’t but I can.” My husband Robert and I went on to run London, Chicago and Marine Corps marathons and we’ve raised over $50k for the MMRF.
Now it seems as if some woodland gnomes have been tinkering with my brain because no matter how challenging running can be, my brain associates running with friends, beautiful places and a great sense of freedom and satisfaction. And speaking of running with friends, this April, I’ll be running Zion 50k with a few pub runners! Finally, I am most inspired to run because of my dear husband, Robert. I’m so lucky to have a partner that loves running as much as I do and one who tolerates my occasional bragging.
Why did you decide to join the Station Pub Run? I had to change my life around but the pressure was too much! I gave up one of the best yoga classes in town to be with this extraordinary group of pub runners!
What is your favorite thing about the Station Pub Run? Friends and Wicked Weed.
Describe the most recent (appropriate 🙂 ) photo you took with your phone: A selfie with my 89 year old mom.
What is the best piece of advice you ever received, and who gave it to you? “Engage your glutes!” - Elizabeth Towe of Balanced Movement.
If you could have any talent or skill in the entire world, without needing to practice and money was no limitation, what would it be? To be young enough, tall enough, talented enough to play basketball for Roy Williams.
Tell us something about yourself that not many people know: My favorite ultra trail race aid station drink is pickle juice mixed with ginger ale.
What is something you have done recently, or are about to do, that you are proud of? Trekking to Base Camp Mt Everest March 12-April 1st and raising almost $10,000 for MMRF!
Please share your favorite quote or slogan: “If your dream doesn’t scare you, it isn’t big enough.”
Anything else you’d like to share with us?! If you would like to help us reach our goal of $10k by March 12, Please visit and donate: https://endurance.themmrf.org/2018EBC/AnneandBobbysBigAdventure