Name: Tina Estill     paradise.2.153613

Age: 36

Hometown: Frenchtown, MT

Currently Living: Frenchtown, MT

Age You Started Running: 32

Miles Run Per Week: 20+ depending if I’m training for something 

Currently Training For: I’m not training for a specific race right now, just working towards being ready for whatever I may want to do in the spring. I would like to be half marathon ready all the time.

Favorite Race or Run: This is a tough one. I love the atmosphere of all races, and that is why I run them.  I guess my favorite race is probably Diva Day, because my 6 year old daughter, Kennedy, looks forward to running it every year.  We do it together and dress up.  But I really prefer distance, so I would say 11 Miles to Paradise is my favorite race that I run on my own.

Running Solo or With a Group: I love running with friends.  Any run is great when you have good company (amen, Tina!).

Words of Wisdom: Shoes do matter!

Anything You’d Like to Add: Last July I ran my 2nd Missoula Marathon and had the honor of participating in the Run4Kids fundraising team. It was the most motivating running-related activity I have ever been a part of. It was great to be able to help local kids and I met some amazing friends through the experience. I would strongly recommend it to anyone interested in running any of the Missoula Marathon races. I was overwhelmed by people’s kindness, generosity and encouraging words.

Also, the Runners Edge, and Run Wild Missoula are not the reasons I started running, but they are the reasons I didn’t quit.  Thanks for the support and friendship.

Favorite Quote:  “I dare you to train for a marathon and not have it change your life.”