Sophie Speidel

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Industry Education
Occupation School Counselor, Lacrosse Coach
Location Virginia, United States
Introduction I am a 53-year-old mother of three, a full-time school counselor and lacrosse coach, and an ultrarunner who came to love trails after years of racing triathlons and marathons on the roads (ouch!). I am fortunate to live in the most beautiful part of the US (in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains), near my mom, my sisters, and their families. Most importantly, I have a fantastic husband who loves endurance mountain biking and plays a mean guitar, and three kids who keep us hopping!
Interests * My family * which includes my husband and our three wonderful children; trail running long distances * especially with friends from the Virginia Happy Trails Running Club; coaching girls lacrosse and watching my kids play all the sports and instruments they love.
Favorite Movies * The Wizard of Oz * The Sound of Music * Parenthood * Fargo * Best In Show * The Godfather * The Queen * The Bridge to Terebithia * Shakespeare In Love * Sliding Doors * High Fidelity.
Favorite Music * Alison Krauss * Mary Chapin Carpenter * SGGL * Dave Matthews * Counting Crows * Strength In Numbers * James Taylor * Shawn Colvin * Schuyler Fisk * Patti Griffin * REM * Coldplay * Rob Seals * Dixie Chicks
Favorite Books * Anything written by the late Laurie Colwin * Love is a Mix Tape by Rob Sheffield * Truth and Beauty by Ann Patchett * A Little More About Me by Pam Houston * Running Through the Wall by Neal Jamison * Between A Rock and a Hard Place by Aron Ralston, Personal Record: A Love Affair With Running by Rachel Toor