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Amanda Reynado

Houston, Texas

Primary Discipline(s) Road Running, Trail Running, Hiking
Bucket List RaceUTMB ultra
Favorite Picky Bars productBlueberry Boomdizzle bar
Off-Day ActivityHiking or walking kids in neighborhood

I am a 40 year old mother of two and work full time as a Physician Assistant in Emergency Medicine. My girls are 5 and 7 years old and are involved in violin, cheer, gymnastics, and swim team. My husband is a Sergeant with Houston Police Department. Due to being front line and the growing stress for the last few years, my husband and I bought lake property as a respite. Our current family fun includes traveling, being outdoors, hiking, kayaking, boating and playing at the lake!
I keep my sanity and de-stress by putting in miles. I played soccer in high school and college, and as an adult transitioned into running. I ran half and full marathons in my 20s, but love to run in any shape or form. I especially love marathons and 50ks. I've run >25 regular marathons and >6 ultras. I have run 5 stars and am schedule to (finally) run Tokyo in March 2023 to get my 6th Star! I thrive on traveling to other cities to run races and explore. During the pandemic, I fell in love with Ultra Marathons. I grew up in the Idaho mountains, and couldn’t be happier rekindling my love for trails and now running Ultras. The community in Houston and across the country has brought so many new friendships.