I started running to lose weight and fell in love with the sport and the soreness and the lessons that come from running through a Montana winter - lesson one, cover your hands if you like having fingers and want to keep them for future use.
I run in - Saucony ProGrid Guide 6. They're named Mercury and Mercury.
When I'm not running - I also do yoga, swim, hike, write, watch really bad and really good horror movies, and read anything I can get my hands on.
Distance - Five miles. It's just long enough that I feel like I did something and short enough that I always feel like I could turn around and do it again.
Running Weather - I'm a total wuss in the heat, overcast and 55 degrees is perfect. Running in the snow or rain makes me feel like a badass.
Place - You can usually find me along the Waterworks trails in Missoula, or the Rattlesnake trails, sometimes the Kim Williams trail. Missoula is pretty much a running mecca.
Runners - Shalane Flanagan, Kara Goucher, Geoff Roes, Anton Krupicka, and Scott Jurek.