Amanda Follmar was one of the lucky runners to be featured during Season 8.5 of the Becoming Ultra Project, the group who ended their season with the November 2020 epic snowstorm 50K in Scott’s backyard. She has since completed one more 50K at the Smith Rock Ascent, in May 2021. Amanda was born and raised in a small rural community in Oklahoma. She started running her freshman year of high school in 1998 and has continued to lace up her running shoes through all stages of her life. Currently, you will find her in the role of the Chief Everything Officer for the Follmar family party of 8 (this includes two lovable labradors). Amanda and her husband Keith have four super cool kids, who range in age from 13 - twins who are 6. She is also an overtired elementary school volunteer. Amanda and her family live in the South Bay Area town of Saratoga, California.
We had a great time catching up with our friend Amanda Follmar. Amanda is a rock star on the trails and off. Mother of 4, wife and volunteer but that doesn’t stop her from running and training for 50k’s. Amanda has mastered balance and getting things done. In this episode Amanda talks about her experience with Becoming Ultra season 8.5 and that backyard snowy Ultra as well as her recent awesome finish at the Smith Rock Ascent. She also gives some great tips on managing time for yourself when you are being pulled in many other directions. We love Amanda’s can-do attitude and mental strength; she is always very humble and kind. We are excited to see what Amanda takes on next.