Kristina Folcik

Age: 38, Years running: 10?, Hometown: New Hampshire, Favorite product: MUTANT WOMEN'S


What are some of your lifetime running goals?

My goals change regularly but I want to be able to run to the best of my ability for many more years! I want to find that perfect balance and improve my mountain running and also still try to snag that sub 3 hour marathon goal! I am close, 3:00:16!

Do you have a claim to fame?

My GI issues

Do you have any vices?

I love sugar and chocolate!

What makes you tick as a runner and in the real world?

Running gives me so much joy, so much pain, it makes me laugh, makes me cry, makes me feel like a super hero and makes me suffer. It's a wild ride full of so many emotions and feelings and best of all it takes me to beautiful places and surrounds me with wonderful people! In the real world I have spent 21 years looking in people's mouths. I am a dental hygienist and work in an amazing office in a beautiful vacation town!

What drives you to run?

My desire to see what my body is capable of drives me to run. I love to challenge myself and see what I am capable of if I put in the effort to train smart. It's fun to run up mountains and see what is on the other side, it is fun to see wildlife, new trails and new places! I have a list of fun places I hope to run at so I need to keep on running!

What is your favorite movie?

Avatar and I love the Cirque Du Soleil version called Toruk!

Do you have any nicknames? Explain:

Dangergirl.....Not sure I need to explain it. I crash a lot.

What’s the longest you’ve gone without sleep? Why?

Sleep, what is that?

If you had to be named after one of the 50 states, which would it be?

Alaska, it's beautiful, rugged and real.

What did you have for lunch yesterday?

Everything, seriously, I eat all day!

If you could hook up a thought monitor to your head, would you see pictures, hear words or would music be playing?

Music, pictures, dreams and memories

What really scares you about trail running?

The dark unless I have friends with me. It's wimpy but it's true. I think everything wants to eat me at night.

If your life was made into a movie, what would it be called?

An ordinary girl living a not so ordinary life

Where would you live if it could be anywhere in the world?

Right where I am now. I live in the White Mountains with trails to the mountains right from my door. I can see the mountain from my window when I drink my morning coffee. Buying this house was the best thing that ever happened to my husband and I! It still feels like a dream. I am never moving.

What’s your worst encounter on the trail?

Tripping and falling into a carcass on a night run