Picky Bars

Past Races

04/25/2021 Eugene Marathon
02/27/2021 REVEL Mt. Lemmon

Debra Cookson

El Cajon, California

Primary Discipline(s) Road Running, Trail Running, Obstacle Racing, Track and Field, Hiking, Yoga, Climbing, Strength Sports (Bodybuilding, Strongman, Weightlifting, Powerlifting, Crossfit)
Bucket List RaceComrades Marathon
Favorite Picky Bars productDrizzle
Off-Day Activitynapping or beach

Mother, wife, scientist, runner for the San Diego Track Club, Team Sugar Runs coach.
I am a mother of 2 kiddos (8 and 6). I live in San Diego, CA but was born and raised in the tundra (Wisconsin). I've lived in California for 19 years. This is where I found a love for running and fitness. I have a weimaraner, Cielo, who has run MANY miles with me. I work for University of California San Diego as a clinical researcher in the fields of HIV and cannabis. I manage a department and 2 labs.
I train year round because the weather is just too great. This includes 1-2 marathons a year, XC, trail running, and all the distances. BTW, I'm a master runner. I'm currently doing a speed season for the mile and 5K. Besides running, I'm a podcast junkie, an indoor plant "mom", and a lover of all the food!