Who is HoHo?


I'm a southern female runner who insists age is just a number.  Although I'm on the other side of 50, my mind still thinks I'm 33.  I love to run and enjoy being outside. I consider myself solar powered. 

The half marathon is my favorite race distance and I'm a Half Fanatic!  But, I like to race often at any distance.  I recently became a RRCA Certified Running Coach

Slalom water skiing is my other huge passion. I've been skiing since the age of 10. You'll find me on the lake every weekend in warm weather. 

In 2004, my mother's health started to decline.  Having already celebrated my 40th birthday, I decided it was past time to become a healthier person.  I began regularly going to the gym. After several years of circuit training, elliptical and whatnot -- I was bored out of my mind.


In early 2008, I thought I'd give running a try.  I was amazed by others I saw running on the treadmill for an entire hour without stopping!  Even more impressive, my sister had taken up running and I thought "OK, if she can--so can I!"  No, I'm not competitive in the least (ha ha).

My first goal was to run to an entire song without stopping.  It was Lou Bega's Mambo No. 5, if you are curious.  And there began my addiction {ahem - journey}.

I began training for my first half marathon in the fall of 2010 and have now completed 41.  I recently ran my first marathon, an incredible experience and one I hope to repeat in the fall of 2016.

I am a wife, mother of three sons, grandmother of two, and dog mama of two. After failing to come up with my own cool granny name, my oldest son and his wife jokingly came up with "HoHo".  Yep, it stuck!  My husband was soon after declared "PoPo".  





13 comments:

  1. Glad to find another racing addict.

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  2. Glad to find another runner that likes all the races I am running! I am running the full marathon at Soldier.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Have you done Soldier before (half or full)?

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  3. I love that your "grandma" name is HoHo! My mom is GaGa to her four grown grandsons. :-)

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  4. I came to this page to see why HoHo and I love it! My 3 year old grandson calls me Nani. Happy Running HoHo!!

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  5. Love the nick name and your passion for running :)

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  6. So amazed at your water skiing skills! Look at that picture!!!

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    1. You are too kind! It's just a lifelong passion.

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  7. Wow! You look incredibly young to be a grandmother. Love the nicks.

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  8. Just got a chance to read this. This is so incredible!! I wouldn't have guessed you're a grandma if I didn't read this. So inspiration that you chose health and went all out to keep it in check.

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