I would like to tell you a little bit about me. I was born June 1st, 1971 in Mexico City, Mexico. Both my parents are still alive, and I have 3 beautiful sisters.
I moved to Chicago at the age of 15 years old. It was rough at first because of the language but as I learned to speak English things got better.
I have been married to my wife Dulce for 20 years. We have two gorgeous daughters Monica 19 and Karla 18. They are our pride and joy. They are our biggest blessing.
I started running at the age of 10 years old. I remember that I would tell my Mom, I will be back and I would run for an hour for no apparent reason, just because I enjoyed the time alone. I ran my first marathon at the age of 17; I was a senior in High School. I had no training but I was able to run 4:05 After that marathon I was hooked. I started training a little more and I started running longer distances. I ran a marathon from age 17 to 25. I got married, I was in love so I got fat and happy. I also stopped running to spend time with my girls and help my wife. I started running again at age 37, and then I discovered ultra-running at age 38. I been challenging my mind and body since then. Here are some of the running I have done from age 38 to now age 46:
- I have completed 7 of 10, 100 mile races
- I have completed three 24 hour races. Two races placing 2nd overall and one 3rd place overall
- I have two 100K races
- I have five 50 mile races
- I have run about 15 50K races
- I have run around 20 official marathons and 25 training marathons
- My distance PR is 130 miles which I ran in about 40 hours for charity
- I have run a million 1 mile, 5K, 10K and ½ marathon races
I love to run. I don’t care treadmill, track, trail, road, in my dreams, it doesn’t matter, and to me running is running. I moved to Atlanta, GA almost two years ago. I currently live in McDonough, GA. I am the President of the Atlanta Southside Running Club, which I love. I also belong to Team Be Non Human and now I am a proud member of racing team Revolution Running.
I have two things that I live with in my running. When I race or train, I say:
Two goals “Start and Finish”, the rest will work itself out
When I am running/racing “make it hurt with a smile”
My proudest running moments are two:
Finishing my 1st marathon at 17 and finishing my 1st 100 mile race.