Get to Know: Erin and Tim Thomas

Name: Erin Thomas
DBR Ambassador: North Central California

1. Favorite Trail: Trail Tahoe Rim Trail
2. Favorite Race: Born to Run
3. Favorite Running Fuel: Huma gelsHoney Stinger waffles and Tailwind
4. Favorite Beer: Morgan Territory Brewing’s Apogee Baltic Porter
5. Favorite Post-run/race Food: All the Pizza
6. Trail Music: None I love listening to the sounds on the trail
7. Famous runner you’d want to run with: Catra Corbett for sure!
8. What is your crosstraining activity of choice: Yoga
9. I felt most like a badass runner when: When I completed my first ultra distance at BTR last year
10. Piece of gear you can’t live without: My running Pack

Name: Tim Thomas
DBR Ambassador: North Central California

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1. Favorite Trail: Ohlone Wilderness Trail
2. Favorite Race: Fourmidable and Born to Run
3. Favorite Running Fuel: Epic Bars, Almond Butter and Tailwind
4. Favorite Beer: Altamont Brewing’s Hella Hoppy DIPA
5. Favorite Post-run/race Food: Burritos
6. Bucket List Race: Plain 100 and Bigfoot 200
7. Trail Music: My favorite songs and artists change weekly, lol. Lately I’ve been running to a lot of The Black Keys, NOFX and Wu-Tang Clan.
8. Favorite type of Dirtbag home: Tent
9. Famous runner you’d want to run with: Joe Grant
10. When was your last shower: Does rain count?
11. What is your crosstraining activity of choice: Kettlebells
12. I felt most like a badass runner when: Finishing TRT55k last year. It was my first ultra.

Bonus Round! Let’s see how Erin & Tim answer questions together!

1. What is the most annoying part of running together? What is the best part? Nothing is really annoying except maybe double race fees and figuring out who is running what races. There are a ton of best parts! being out on long runs together in the middle of nowhere is always a plus and the motivational shit talking around the house keeps you on your toes and on your training hahaha.
2. If your partner could no longer run, what would they do? Erin: Drive me crazy, haha. Tim: Go insane, lol
3. You’re stuck on an island, what album does your partner bring? Tim: Amy Winehouse: Back to Black   Erin: Sublime 40oz to Freedom
4. In a chicken fight, who’s on top? Erin, unless it’s leg day.
5. Who’s the “cool” parent and who is the “disciplinarian”? Tim is the disciplinarian which doesn’t always work as he is the instigator of the trouble a lot of the time lol our house is pretty wild with the two of us, 3 teenage boys and our 11 year old son. We are both the cool parent in different aspects. We try to be a pretty balanced team.


Michael Burke
Dirtbag Runners' Community Outreach Manager & Blog Master

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