Hometown: Watersmeet, MI
Background: After running injured for my last 2 years of high school, I decided to take a break from it while attending college at Michigan State University. Once in medical school, I found my way back to running as a convenient way to stay active despite a hectic schedule. My subsequent move to San Diego, with its strong running community, inspired me to start training and racing at a more competitive level.
5K: 18:01 (Holiday Bowl 5K, 2013)
10K: 37:17 (Cardiff Kook Run, 2015)
Half Marathon: 1:21:23 (SeaWheeze Half Marathon, 2015)
Marathon: 2:48:59 (Chicago Marathon, 2017)
The Fun Questions:
Favorite Race: Boston Marathon
Favorite Workout: long, marathon-paced tempo runs
Words to Live By: “My philosophy on running is: I don’t dwell on it, it do it” -Joan Benoit Samuelson. That’s whatcha gotta do!
Why I Choose to Run for PRT: Because it is an incredible group of talented, inspiring and like-minded ladies (and guys!) who motivate me to strive for my best in life and in sport.
What I Like To Do Besides Running: hang out with my little man, Graham, who just so happens to be the coolest person in the world.