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Full bio after the jump:
Salty Spice Name: Mace
Country/State/General Vicinity: Boston, MA.
Year you ran your first mile without walking: 1987
Year you became ‘a runner’: 1988
Why you started running: To lose weight. (Like that’s ever gonna happen!)
Why you run now: If I don’t, I don’t feel alive.
Month/Year you became a Salty Blogger: September of 2012
What is your voice on Salty Running? The voice crying in the wilderness, looking for the ice-cream truck.
What’s the most you ever spent on a sport bra? A Frog Bra from Title IX, about fifty bucks.
First race: A 5K Turkey Trot in Charleston, S.C. Was so proud I didn’t have to walk!
Last race: Kiawah Island Half-Marathon, 2010.
3 Races you most wish you could run: The Boston Marathon, The Marine Corps Marathon, the Mt. Washington Road Race.
Favorite race: Cooper River Bridge Run, Charleston, S.C. Amazing views from the bridge, great freebies after the race.
Best running advice you’ve ever gotten: Listen to your body. It knows what it needs and will tell you, if you pay close attention.
First Running Shoe: Nike Pegasus.
Do you run with a watch? What kind? No, but I use Nike Plus iPod.
Running goals for 2012: Crack a nine-minute mile, if only once, and run Kiawah again, only better.
Current/Main/Favorite Shoe: Anything from Nike with a plus sign. Whatever’s on sale.
How many pairs of running shoes are currently in your house? Four Nikes and a New Balance.
Running hero(es): Kathrine Switzer, the late Dr. George Sheehan, and Ryan and Sarah Hall.
Favorite Running Partner(s): My donkey, Jo-Jo, and all my imaginary friends.
Non-running hobby: I’m a single parent with four kids. What’s a hobby?
Who’s in your household? Four kids: 10, 13, 18 and 19; two donkeys, two cats, and a crazed border collie that chases invisible sheep.
Occupation (how you get your shoe money): Writing and editing.
Would you like to add anything? It took me a long time to realize this, but skinny people don’t own the roads.