Jeremy is 32 years old and is married to his amazing wife Kelly, together they have a brilliant little boy Ivin and another little boy in the oven (completion date June 2011). Jeremy works in Public Relations for McKay-Dee Hospital. Jeremy's hometown is Roy, Utah but now lives in Bountiful.
Here are a few facts about Jeremy when we asked him about his running:
Years running: 20
Weekly mileage: 10-15 running, 50ish on the road bike, 5-10 hiking, 10-20 on the mountain bike
Favorite race distance or race: I love the half marathon. It's long enough to feel like you've really accomplished something, yet not long enough to take you out for the rest of the day.
Proudest running accomplishment: Finishing the XTERRA Mountain Championships. It wasn't pretty, but was a true test. I actually contemplated quitting after the first lap of the swim in Pineview, then again half-way up the mountain at Snowbasin on the longest never-ending climb of my life on a mountain bike.
Favorite training run: Exploration runs where I just go how I feel, turn when I want and stop when I'm done.
Why run - (motivation, inspiration): To feel good during the day and sleep good at night, and be healthy enough to stick around with my family a few extra years.
Goals: To still be running, cycling, hiking and mountain biking (and loving it) 32 more years from now. Check out barefoot running and not mess up my body while trying.
Favorite music to run to: The blessed sound of my feet crunching the trail on a chilly spring morning, or crunching through leaves during the fall cool off. I also love the hum of the spokes on my road bike in the wind.
Favorite running gear - (shoes, apparel, etc.): Asics are tried and true for me. I've branched out a few times and been disappointed. However, I was given a pair of Mizunos that have been good to be so far. If they weren't free, I wouldn't have considered them. I'm hoping to try out some Vibrams this summer, refer to my goals - we'll see how that goes. I also love my North Face base layer. It is awesome on freezing cold runs and rides.
Best advice you've been given as a runner: Rest days are as important as work days. Cross training will keep you motivated and strong. Never walk up a hill even if you could walk faster than you are running. Stretching keeps you uninjured and healthy. Don't spit into the wind.
Best motivational quote: I can't say that I have one.
Your role model: For life, my dad. He usually makes the right choice, but when he doesn't he corrects it quicker than snot can run from your nose to your lips. For running, I don't even know her name, but there was a lady at The Classic Race a few years back that said, "I might be last, but I'm going to run the whole way. She is awesome!"
Favorite food: Something new, whether a new recipe or a new restaurant. I love trying out new stuff. Sometimes this backfires, but other times the food brings tears to my eyes - literally. If you're mocking me, go try the sushi at Ginza in downtown Salt Lake and try to hold back the tears!
Hobbies or interests other than running: gardening, hugging trees, playing trucks with my little boy, cycling, mountain biking, hiking
Anything else the world might want to know about you: Probably, but what fun is there in knowing everything about someone?