Member of the Month: BreAnn Mueller
Nickname: Bre and Breazey, but usually just BreAnn
City originally from: Milwaukee, Wisconsin (New Berlin, WI to be exact!)
Occupation: Graphic Designer / Web Developer
Favorite beverage/food: Um EVERYTHING! But if I MUST pick/list some foods: Mexican food, tacos, CHEESE, salads, salads, and more salads (I make like 6 different salads on rotation, all importantly with some type of CHEESE in them!), lasagna, pizza, chicken, avocados, pineapple, ice cream, cookie cakes with frosting, cheese its, Mother's circus animal cookies, craft beers (Belgiums or dark ales), cabernet wine... OK, I guess I'll stop now ;)
Hobbies/Extra-curriculars: DANCE! (choreographed hip hop dance, zumba, salsa, step aerobic dance), epic hiking, beach volleyball, yoga, kickboxing, TRAVEL, cross country road trips, psychology, graphic design, being obsessed with my sweet, senior Yorkie pup, Sonny! <3
Favorite music to run to: Hip hop & dance music
Favorite place to run in LA: I used to run down by the beach in Santa Monica when I lived on the westside--my FAV!-- but now I live too far away to run there consistently
How did you first get introduced to DHRC? Funny/entertaining story about this: I actually met--and sat next to--Kim K. and Katy A. at a "Women in Tech" seminar back in February 2017 at the Apple store in Pasadena. We talked briefly about the seminar and about where we were from, etc, but they actually didn't get a chance to tell me about run club at that time. Then IRONICALLY one of the speakers on the panel (and somebody who later hired me to work at her company)---Dea---afterwards told me about run club... and I think I attended run club the next Tuesday that came up! I remember after a couple meetings I noticed and recognized Kim and was like--"Wait!--I know you!!?" and then we amusingly talked about what a small world it is, and how cool that I still heard about run club and came, even though she didn't get an opportunity to tell me about it that one day!
What is your favorite thing about DHRC? - The whole sense of community, support, and family with this group! I was new to Pasadena and hardly knew anybody in the area, and in a short time I was adopted into the group and activities and really enjoyed the openness and sense of belonging I truly found with the club.
I also love the fact that everybody is health-conscious on a whole, but also likes to have a good party time now and then, and also aren't over-the-top competitive or "judgy" if you are a slower runner.
I am still constantly amazed and grateful to have SO many cool and wonderful people as my run club friends, and to have such an amazing group of people I consider a second family and community out here! Thank you!! :)
Favorite DHRC event: Brewery runs, scavenger hunts/runs, progressives.... oh, I love them all!
Interesting fact not many people know about you: I'm a HUGE traveler & have a very adventurous no-fear type of spirit (scuba diving, sky diving, bungee jumping, shark cage diving, etc.)!! I've lived in Spain, Thailand, Finland, and South Africa, and I did an around-the-world trip in 2013 and visited 17 countries that year alone!
I try to live my life to its very fullest & do as many things I can that make me think, “This is what it feels like to be ALIVE!”