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There's more to life than ultra
My many passions in
My family is my most incredible part of
I have 2 boys, ages 16
My 16 year old plays water polo and swims. He
received the MVP (most valuable player) for water polo his first year
playing. In the swim meets, he's won most, if not all of the 50m
event he's entered with his best time of 26 seconds. He was running
track at age 10 for over a year, winning all events and jumping over 12
feet in the long jump, placing him 1st. He has the "eye of the
tiger" and is genetically gifted with his athletic physique. He is on the honor roll and
his goal is to go to Stanford or USC. Here he is shown scoring the
My son had a great
start and even better finish!
My 13 year old, loves
adventure. He rides motorcycles, horses, cooks, an incredible
break dancer, loves cars, and is just an old soul. He can do in a
race on his horse, what I can only dream of. They share a special
bond, and I realized how unselfish he was when I witnessed him taking
care of his horse during a race. He placed 3rd overall, 3 minutes behind
1st place. Coming home with "1st Junior rider", "youngest rider",
"3rd overall" and "top 10", more awards in one race, than I've had all
year. You'll find it hard to believe that's he was only 11 at the
time+6, he's wise beyond his years.
My husband and his
partner own BankCardUSA together. He loves to ride his Harley(s) on the weekend, and drive
his turbo Porsche during the week. He's starting to collect cars, and
this is one of his passions, riding his mountain bike, and working out
in our gym are a couple others. He's been training the Gracie Jiu Jitsu
for many years, and is a purple belt. Rorion Gracie and his
brothers Royce, and Rickson, are friends of ours and since my husband
has been training with them he has not eaten red meat for over 20 years. He's waiting for the day when I will say
"that was my last race". He worries about me, since he's seen me look
"not so good" in certain races.
My animals - the love is unconditional
and I'm so happy they live here on our property, I get to love them
I have 4 dogs. 2 German
Shepherds, "Vock" and "Targa", "Shelby"
a (puppy) Cane Corso,
with me and protect me) and "Lou" a shitzu/lhasa mix. We
love our dogs, they sleep with us in our house, and are part of the
I have 3 horses. Ben,
Splash and Miles (aka Mileage Plus). Ben and Miles are endurance
horses, and Miles is a top 10 100 miler. My son rode Ben in the Malibu
ride and placed 3rd overall, 3 minutes behind 1st place. I rode him in
the Manzanita ride and came in 10th. Splash is my little girl, I was
looking for that perfect 2nd horse, broke, anyone can ride, and I fell
in love with her, a green 3 year old, who came from the wild. I knew she
was special when I saw her, and she just wants to be loved and brushed,
she's so prissy, and I love to gallop her bareback through the
mountains. There's something magical with horses...I love to run with
them next to me for miles and miles, they carry my water, keep the
mountain lions away, and keep me at a fast pace!
Burrito and Taco are my
miniature donkeys. When Burrito came to me, I didn't know she was
pregnant and a few months later Taco was born in our barn. I imprinted
him and they are my babies.
Bambi and Angus are my
pygmy goats, and they just want to be part of the group and hang out.
The are great to run on the trails with, better than dogs, they don't
need a leash and are awesome runners.
Cory and I love to play
with my goats.
My 6 chickens lay the
best eggs every morning. They are great pets, Madonna is my favorite,
because she is the feisty one!
chickens lay green, blue, brown and white eggs, they are so cool!
My friends are who I love to share
special times with.
Cory Everson (MS Olympia
6x) and I are buddies and share so much together. I was on her ESPN2
Fitness Show "Gotta Sweat" as a fitness model.
We've grown together and
she has a heart of gold. We are a team together in speaking about "being
Then I have my other
amazing body builder friend Mary, ultra runners might recognize her, she
has the most incredible fit body and kind heart. Between her and
Cory, I feel like the 120 pound weakling!
Here we are with our
neighbors and buddies the VanHalens. Stine and I ran LA Marathon
together in 2004, and we love to travel together. Alex and my husband
share a passion for fast cars...go figure!
My friend Rena, who I
shared a commercial acting class with over 17 years ago. Our lives are
on different paths, but we share years of good times together. (pictures
My running group...I
think I've created monsters. I started a group in my community and each
month we run for a different charity as we train for marathons. I love
it because most of them have never ran before, now they're
marathoners!!! This year all 10 of my group started LA Marathon
and all finished, one even qualified for Boston! We meet every
Tuesday and Thursday and they inspire me to be my best!
March 6, 2005
Stine, Lee, Lizanne, Deb, Mari, Jackie, Lisa, Colleen, Meryl, and I
off to run LA Marathon
Here are some of my ultra running friends.
Mary and Catra...
Jorge the champion!
Here are some of my
political friends. I enjoy these events, just to people watch!
Bill and I - The chic in
is Anita Talbert, she writes for
a gossip magazine, not
someone who you want on our back when you are with Mr. C. - I have
to say, he does have gorgeous hands...
and I - she is one cool lady who
speaks like a champion!
Barbara and I - I met her
at my uncle's house when I was pregnant with my first baby.
We've spent vacations in
Hawaii and fun times together, both our
Ted and I...I just like to
hang with the Kennedy's for some reason, all of them, they are
Volunteer and Charity work.
How could I not?
I love to cook and entertain.
I have a certificate
from the UCLA Culinary Arts program, so I can better learn about foods
and be the best hostess!
Foods were once my
enemy, and today I just want to create!
I chair our City's Fiesta Bake Sale! Those credentials had to go
Photography, Gardening, and my Wine
I actually find time to
fill these needs. My garden has organic vegetables and areas of
flowers and plants throughout my property that have inspired me from all
my travels in running. I have Pinot Noir and Cabernet Vineyards,
and will have my first crop in August. I can't wait. My
photography has been with me for a decade and still to this day, I have
many moms asking if I can take pictures of their kids, their life, whatever, I love it, since I seem to
capture something I feel is special. (pictures soon)