SPORT OF CHOICE: Marathon & Road Racing
CURRENT LOCATION: Flagstaff, AZ
FAVORITE JACK BLACK PRODUCT AND WHY?: It is a tie between the Sun Guard SPF 45 and Dragon Ice Relief & Recovery Balm. I have used both of these products from the Performance Remedy line regularly during marathon training. The Sun Guard is extremely helpful in protecting my skin from the sun's intense rays up here in Flagstaff. At an SPF of 45, I feel it gives me optimal sun protection and I can run without risking serious sunburn. I was also impressed with how well the sunscreen absorbs after application without leaving any oily residue behind or coming off with sweat. For recovery, I have been using the Dragon Ice Balm to refresh and soothe my muscles after strenuous workouts. It works great to address minor aches and pains, and it has played an important role in my recovery routine to keep me running healthy.
WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT JACK BLACK: I appreciate Jack Black's commitment to using natural and certified organic ingredients in their products-- their PureScience Formula-- while employing cruelty-free methods in production.
PROUDEST MOMENT: Making my professional marathon debut in front of my family and the people I love. Their presence and support kept me going!
FAVORITE MUSICIAN: Belle & Sebastians
FAVORITE BOOK: A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
FAVORITE MOVIE: I Heart Huckabees
PERSONAL MOTTO: To quote my coach, Dr. Jack Daniels: "Focus on the task at hand."
GREATEST LIVING HERO: Dick Beardsley-- for his perseverance as a marathoner and through personal hardship, and for his willingness to share his story.
SPECIAL TALENTS: I'm learning to homebrew...
2010 RACE RESULTS/HIGHLIGHTS: 1st American finisher at the 2010 P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon (2:14:32, debut); 2nd Place at the 2010 U.S. Men's Marathon Championship at the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon (2:14:09)
SPORT OF CHOICE: Rock Climbing
HOMETOWN: Kings Mountain, CA
CURRENT LOCATION: Kings Mountain, CA
FAVORITE JACK BLACK PRODUCT AND WHY?: Sun Guard Sunscreen SPF 45, because not only do I sunburn like it's my job, but it also rubs in without a trace.
WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT JACK BLACK: Did I mention how much I love not being sunburned?
PROUDEST MOMENT: Getting sponsored by Evolv Climbing after USAC Junior Nationals in 2004.
FAVORITE MUSICIAN: Ani DiFranco
FAVORITE BOOK: Neuromancer by William Gibson
FAVORITE TV SHOW: Planet Earth
PERSONAL MOTTO: "Nom nom nom"
GREATEST LIVING HERO: Derek Steer. Seriously.
2010 RACE RESULTS/HIGHLIGHTS: I skipped the 2010 climbing competition season to ride my bike across the country and raise money for World Bicycle Relief.
SPORT OF CHOICE: Triathlon
HOMETOWN: San Francisco, CA
CURRENT LOCATION: Oakland, CA
FAVORITE JACK BLACK PRODUCT AND WHY?: Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25 with Natural Mint and Shea Butter because the texture is just right and I dig the mint flavor.
WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT JACK BLACK: Their dedication to putting out nothing but absolutely top-quality products.
PROUDEST MOMENT: Crossing the finish line at my first Ironman at IM Arizona in 2009 after completely falling apart half way through the marathon.
FAVORITE MUSICIAN: My brother, Trevor Steer
FAVORITE BOOK: Moneyball by Michael Lewis
FAVORITE TV SHOW: Tour de France coverage
PERSONAL MOTTO: Just be a good person. Always.
GREATEST LIVING HERO: Lance Armstrong. Not just because he is an amazing athlete, but because of his work with the Lance Armstrong Foundation.
SPECIAL TALENTS: I am a master of disguise.
2010 RACE RESULTS/HIGHLIGHTS: I skipped the 2010 triathlon season to ride my bike across the country and raise money for World Bicycle Relief.
SPORT OF CHOICE: Triathlon
CURRENT LOCATION: Santa Monica, CA
FAVORITE JACK BLACK PRODUCT AND WHY?: Body Rehab Scrub & Muscle Soak. Recovery is a vital part of triathlon training. I need to get the most out of every workout. A nightly ice bath is a necessary part of my training regimen. Adding Body Rehab to that bath reenergizes my muscles and helps better prepare me for my next day of training.
WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT JACK BLACK: The quality put into the development of each product.
PROUDEST MOMENT: Qualifying to become a professional triathlete.
FAVORITE MUSICIAN: Rise Against
FAVORITE BOOK: Anything Donald Trump writes and Howard Stern's Private Parts
FAVORITE TV SHOW: Modern Family
GREATEST LIVING HERO: My Father
SPECIAL TALENTS: I conquered the Fat Burger Triple King Challenge
2011/2012 RACE RESULTS/HIGHLIGHTS: Super Seal 5K, 1st Overall; Surf City Half Marathon, 5th Overall
SPORT OF CHOICE: Marathon and Road Racing
HOMETOWN: Winter Park, Florida
CURRENT LOCATION: Jacksonville, Florida
FAVORITE JACK BLACK PRODUCT AND WHY?: Dragon Ice® Relief & Recovery Balm and Sun Guard Sunscreen SPF 45. After competing for 20 years, I have found the Dragon Ice helps with the next day’s workout! I usually train in the morning before the sun comes up, but I need the Sun Guard for the noon-time swims!
WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT JACK BLACK: I love the first-rate quality of all of the products.
PROUDEST MOMENT: Returning to running after having my 2 children. To me, every marathon is a huge accomplishment!
FAVORITE SONG: Everlasting God by Chris Tomlin
FAVORITE BOOK: The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck, M.D.
FAVORITE TV SHOW: The Olympics, Modern Family, American Idol & the Amazing Race
PERSONAL MOTTO: "To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift" - Prefontaine
GREATEST LIVING HERO: My Parents, Kara Goucher
SPECIAL TALENTS: Painting, Drawing & Singing. I often sing the national anthem before a race.
2010/2011 RACE HIGHLIGHTS: 2-time USATF Florida open women's runner of the year. I was a model for a bronze statue that was presented to the city of a female runner. Overall female winner of 9 races in 2011 so far.
SPORT OF CHOICE: Triathlon
CURRENT LOCATION: Litchfield, CT
FAVORITE JACK BLACK PRODUCT AND WHY?: Cool Moisture Body Lotion. With all the time I spend I training outside and in the pool, I need a lotion that can take care of my skin with all the abuse it gets.
WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT JACK BLACK: I love that Jack Black is willing to sponsor a 23 year old athlete looking to make a difference in the sport of triathlon. Also, my Dad has always been a huge fan of Jack Black products so that's exciting, too!
PROUDEST MOMENT: Finishing my first attempted marathon in Hartford despite cramping and "crashing" at mile 18. My uncle walked with me for the last 8 miles until I crossed the finish line. I don't like quitting, and it was nice to have the family support.
FAVORITE MUSICIAN OR SONG: "Wavin' Flag" by K'naan
FAVORITE BOOK: It’s Not About the Bike by Lance Armstrong
FAVORITE TV SHOW: King of Queens
PERSONAL MOTTO: Triathlon is full of happy people, probably because they've discovered that training and racing is cheaper than therapy.
GREATEST LIVING HERO: People I know - my parents. Someone I don't - Craig Alexander
2011/2012 RACE HIGHLIGHTS:
2011: Seaside Spring, 2nd Overall; Sandy Beach Sprint, 3rd Overall
2012: Rev 3 Quassy, 2nd Age Group; Seaside Spring, 1st Age Group; Litchfield Hills Olympic, 1st Age Group