We think Tori Tyler is awesome. She’s humble, kind, and really fast. We are honored she keeps coming back to She.is.beautiful year after year! We wanted to take a few moments and learn a little bit about this fabulous lady…because normally she’s running so fast we can’t keep up to hear her story.
SIB: How long have you been running?
TT: I started running on the soccer field at age 5, and played a variety of sports growing up. My mom was an active runner, and she did road races that I’d also partake in. I remember running my first road race, “Run to the Farside” in San Francisco at age 10, and have been running ever since.
SIB: What is your favorite distance to run?
TT: Half- Marathon. It’s the perfect distance to get in a groove, but it doesn’t totally wreck your body like a marathon.
SIB: What makes you love running so much?
TT: Breaking a sweat. It clears my mind and feeds happiness into my adventurous soul.
SIB: What’s your average weekly mileage?
TT: 50-60 miles per week pretty consistently throughout the year.
SIB: Do you run with a team or solo?
TT: Mostly solo on the trail systems at Redwood Regional Park in the mornings. It’s my zen.
SIB: Are you sponsored?
TT: Yeah, Skechers
SIB: What are you future goals in both running and life?
TT: I’d like to keep running for as long as I can. I’d probably be the woman doing trail adventures and road races until I’m 90 years old.
SIB: What do you like to do when you are not running?
TT: Camping, weekend getaways, relaxing with friends and family, rock climbing, pick up soccer games.
SIB: How did you first hear about the she.is.beautiful race series and why do you keep coming back each year (besides the prize money:)
TT: Five years ago, I was working and living in Santa Barbara on my own and I thought it’d be a nice opportunity to meet fellow runners in the area. I was browsing in the Santa Barbara Running store, and coincidentally saw sign ups for the race that was the next day. So I signed up right then and there, and I’ve been running She is Beautiful race ever since. It’s an empowering race for all women runners, and I enjoy reading the signs along the course.
SIB: What’s one word you would use to describe how running makes you feel.
TT: It makes me feel confident. I naturally come off as a quiet and soft spoken individual, but when I run it’s an opportunity for me to show my true fierceness and inner confidence.