We're going behind the scenes with our all-star runner, Coach Laura!
Q. If you had $4 to spend at the grocery store, what would you buy?
Bulk section of Whole Foods - can never remember what they're called but they are these little energy bites made with cacao, dates, goji berries, nuts, seeds. I would buy $4 worth and get all the energy and chocolate I need.
Q. What game, book or movie universe would you most like to live in and why?
Swiss Family Robinson because they live in a jungle in a treehouse that they built by hand and it's totally functional and realistic. It has been my dream since the first time I saw the movie as a child. Not necessarily a different universe, but I would like it very much.
Q. Are you usually early or late?
Early, but huge emphasis on the USUALLY.
Q. List 5 songs that you have memorized by heart.
I had to quiz myself on some of these...
- Almost any song from The Beatles album - #1
- I Want You Back - Jackson 5 (go-to Karaoke song)
- Halo - Beyonce
- Dancing in the Moonlight - King Harvest
- Wait So Long - Trampled By Turtles (I have to mumble through a few lines TBH)
Q. When is the last time you climbed a tree?
Oh I love this question! I could actually give you an exact date because iPhones are amazing. It was October 16, 2016 at Dillon Beach in California. I was on a trip with my two best friends and developed a serious crush on this tree that had these amazing thick branches that were perfect for hanging and relaxing so I climbed it to see how it felt!
Q. If you could turn any activity or hobby into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance at medaling in? (Besides running, of course!)
The Olympic sport would be a Dance Marathon. The last person to stop dancing would be crowned the winner aka ME. [Skill is not evaluated in the Olympic event]
Q. What piece of clothing in your closet do you refuse to live without?
I refuse to live without my favorite summer dress. It is creamy, flowy, Bohemian and has bronze medallions embellished on it. Basically I feel like a princess whenever I wear it and I told myself I'd get married in it if I don't find anything better.
Q. What TV channel doesn't exist but needs to?
A TV channel full of time lapse videos. People can watch anything from gardens growing to chefs cooking to babies sleeping. (Not supposed to be creepy, just cute)
Q. What subject could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?
I could give a 40 minute presentation on how to plan an international trip in less than a week.