By Monique Savin
Image by Jeff Minton
Occupation: Bassist in Red Hot Chili Peppers
Residence: Malibu, California
Editor’s note: This is the full version of the interview published in November, along with a bonus post-race Q&A.
How did you get into running?
Well, I was never much of a runner before–maybe a little jog here and there, probably never more than a mile in my whole life. Last year, I read Born to Run and it affected me profoundly–the concept of our bodies being used for their real purpose when they’re running. I thought, F–k it. I’m gonna run a marathon and raise money for the Silverlake Conservatory of Music. As a musician I’m about expressing what’s inside, and I think everyone has a song in them that they need to get out, whatever their gig is. And with running, my body has another way to express itself.
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