Bekah Metzdorff

Three words to describe me: Smiley, unusual, nurturer, and listener. I'm the boss, I get four.

Biggest addiction: Sleep. I need 10 hours a night to function.

Three things you can always find in my fridge: Heavy cream (for my coffee), orange juice (my favorite bedtime snack), eggs (protein!).

First Concert: Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, July 19th, 2005.  Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO.

Favorite race to run:  The Afton Trail Run 50K every July!

Jeff Metzdorff

Favorite Race: The Menagha St. Urho 10K is up there, but my favorite is definitely the Twin Cities Marathon. You cannot beat the atmosphere. 

First concert: The Black Crowes, July 12, 1996.  Strangely, they didn't play 'Hard to Handle'.

Worst Summer job: During college I worked summers in a windowless factory making (ironically) window accessories. It was not a fun place. After that I decided I wanted to try and get a job at a running store. 

Three things you can always find in my fridge:  Gorgonzola cheese, beer, and organic 1% milk. 

Heather Kampf

Three things you can always find in my fridge: Eggs, avocados, and beer (the breakfast of champions). 

If I could swim in any liquid I would choose: Nuun. I could take a sip at any time and I think the fizziness would be a cool sensation!

Favorite Summer job: Cross Country Camp Extraordinaire. One summer in college I just went from camp to camp playing with runner kids and living the dream!


Mishka Vertin

Favorite Summer job: Roadie for Lilith Fair '98.

Three things you can always find in my cupboard: Hot Tamales, butterscotch chips, and Velveeta shells-n-cheese.

Favorite way to spend a Sunday afternoon: On the couch watching a bad Lifetime movie, recovering from a morning long run.

 

Ronnie Stimson

Favorite race to run: The steeplechase.  7.5 laps of splashing around!

If I could swim in any liquid I would choose: I've always wanted to swim in Strawberry Jello!

The name of my hypothetical yacht:  The Black Pearl, in honor of the great Captain Jack Sparrow.

 

 

Josh Dedering

Biggest addiction: Ice cream, easily. I've worked at controlling it, but it never sticks. More times than not you'll find a container of Moose Tracks in my freezer.

Favorite way to spend a Sunday afternoon: I was raised in the heart of Packer country, so during football season you'll find me glued to the couch enjoying a Packers victory. 

On a scale of 1-10 how cool am I:  9.5.  It's widely known that I introduced the trend of wearing baseball caps backwards to eastern Wisconsin.


Jillian Tholen

On a scale of 1-10 how cool am I:   I'd say I'm about a 2.5 on a good day.

Three things you can always find in my fridge: Yogurt, salsa and butter.  If any of these items goes missing I tend to get pretty sad.

I am addicted to: Moving in general, being outside, mostly running!

Favorite race to run: Medtronic TC 10 Mile. It's hard to put into words, I just love this one.

Ryan Peterson

First concert:  Chicago, 2007 at the Orpheum.  The 40th anniversary tour!

Three words to describe me: Meticulous, overachieving, descriptive.

I am addicted to: Sugar and higher fructose corn syrup.

Worst Summer job: Receptionist at the school library.  I was a professional book duster.

Sara Welle

Who would play me in a movie of my life:  Amy Adams.  Yes, it would be a musical

Three things you can always find in my fridge: Almond milk, avocados (keeps 'em green longer!), and beer.

Favorite Summer job:  My favorite Summer job was waitressing at the 50's diner in my hometown. I worked there throughout Junior High and High School. We had the soda fountain, stools, jukebox, everything! My favorite song was 'Donna' by Ritchie Valens, I played it so much that my customers thought my name was Donna!


Brendan Ruter

Favorite race to run: In college I love the MIAC conference meet, post-collegiately I've really enjoyed the Lifetime Torchlight 5K.

Three things you can always find in my fridge: Hummus, vanilla yogurt, and sriracha sauce.  All three are delicious, just not in conjunction.

Who would play me in a movie of my life: Michael Cera.  I feel like a movie about my life would be a low budget indie film that he would totally nail.

Owen Hoeft

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Favorite race to run: The Lake Conference Cross Country meet.

I am addicted to: Lifesaver Wintergreen mints.

First concert: I've never been, saving myself for 'the one'.

Three things you can always find in my cupboard: Cheez-It brand snack crackers, Dollar Store Ramen noodles and Chai.

Joanie Metzdorff

I am addicted to: Bacon Bits.

Three words to describe me: Curious, occasionally naughty.

Favorite way to spend a Sunday afternoon: Sitting in my parents bed, alternatively acting crazy and taking naps.


Ryan Miller

Cindy Hlavka

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Jamie Cheever

Favorite Summer job: Gondolier on the St. Croix River

First Concert: Snoop Dogg - Up in Smoke Tour!

If I could swim in any liquid I would choose: Wild Cherry Pepsi would be an obvious choice.

I am addicted to:  Peanut Butter

 

Favorite race to run: Fifteen's 5K, the race finishes right near home plate at Target Field.

Three things you can always find in my fridge: Low-Fat string cheese, eggs, and a carafe (or two!) of chilled coffee.

Favorite way to spend a Sunday afternoon: Snuggle time with my dog Harmony Killebrew while watching a Twins game.

Who would play me in a movie of my life: If I was lucky; Hilary Swank.  She always plays the badass ladies. I'm imagining Million Dollar Baby mixed with Iron Jawed Angel minus the paralysis and force feeding.

I am addicted to:  After living in Seattle for three years, top shelf expresso beans.

Favorite place to run:  Bandelier National Park in New Mexico

First Concert:  Counting Crows!