A Native Texan, Brenda resides in Austin with her aquatic turtle, Charlie. Brenda has been a lifelong runner but took up ultra running in 2008 while living in Virginia Beach because she liked the idea of running distances that generally require a car for transportation. Her true love is logging huge miles on long stretches of road in really hot weather but Brenda says she doesn’t discriminate and will run in any weather – as long as it’s on the road.
When she’s not running she also loves traveling to Italy, which might as well be her second home. Brenda has an affinity for all things Italian, and says she loves the people and food!
EXPERIENCE WITH NEWTON RUNNING
Recommended by her running coach, Amanda McIntosh, Brenda tried Newton Gravitys in late 2010 and has never worn another brand of running shoe since.
FAVORITE PLACE TO RUN
Anywhere in Italy
Brenda does not eat green peas, ever. Also, she ran her first marathon in 6-hours!
Hometown: Austin, Texas
• Badwater (135-miles) Death Valley, California USA
• 100-mile PR of 16:33
• 100km PR of 8:33 (she ran the 100km PR five days after winning a 125- mile race in the mountains).
Favorite Snack: Gelato
Favorite Shoe: Gravity V