Names: Tory Kendrick; Aimee (Em) Kendrick; Annika Kendrick; Sylvie Kendrick
Ages: 35, 35, 6, 3
Place of birth: Conway, NH; Worcester MA; Missoula for both girls
Occupations: Tory is a Smokejumper and a part-time model. Em is at home with the girls, and assistant coaches Hellgate High XC and Track teams.
What do you as individuals or as a family get out of running? Sore legs and the occasional blister.
What motivates each of you to run? We have both been running since we were kids and at different times in our lives running has been different things to each of us. We have run to compete, to recover and just for the joy of it. It is something we can do to be by ourselves or to be together.
Running Pets? Good ol' Jiggs. Our fish complain too much.
Do you have a food that you cannot live without, especially during training? Tory likes egg and salsa sandwiches after long runs and Em likes Big Dipper's Espresso Heath any time.
You have been Scrumpy Jack Scramble organizers. What advice do you have for others who may be contemplating volunteering for RWM? The Scrumpy Jack was a great way to bring people out together during the sluggish winter time. It was focused on friends and ice cream. Putting on or volunteering at a running race is a GREAT way to be a part of adding fun and health to your and other's lives.
Thank you to the Kendrick family for previously acting as race directors of the Scrumpy Jack Scramble, which benefited the Hellgate High School Cross Country Team. The Kendricks took a break from race directing last year and the Rouses started the CatchEm If You Can 5K, which continues the tradition of donating the race profits to Hellgate High School Cross Country. The Kendricks say they are taking a break from race directing while their children are young, but they hope to organize another race in the future.
Editor’s Note: Thanks to Terry Stekly the newsletter begins a new series on member profiles. We hope that you will enjoy getting to know Run Wild Missoula members and we encourage you to say “hi” to them next time your paths cross.