Joined in February 2016
10k: 46:05, Half Marathon: 1:44:34, Marathon: 3:40:09
I ran the 2015 Grandmas' Marathon just three weeks after finishing my Masters Degree in Elementary Education. I snagged a 17 minute PR, and I've never felt better during a race. Having such a breakthrough race after fitting training into my work and school schedule was one of the most rewarding feelings I've ever had. This race stoked the fire inside of me, showed me what I am capable of, and inspired me to dream about getting even faster and fitter.
Desired Runner to Share a Run With:
When I was training for my first marathon, I happened to live a few miles away from Joan Benoit Samuelson. I used to see her out running running, and seeing her fly across the roads was a huge source of inspiration. I met her a few times, but I never got up the guts to ask her if I could tag along.
Growing up with Crohn’s Disease, I thought that my future as an athlete would be confined to the sidelines. The disease stole my sense of agency over my health, and I lived in constant fear of slipping into a painful Crohn’s flare. As an adult, I began running as a way to gain control of my life and health. I fell in love with the sport because of the way it transformed my heart, mind, and body. Since I began running, I have not had a Crohn’s flare and I have achieved goals that I never thought were possible. I have become an athlete—not in spite of my Crohn’s, but because of my Crohn’s.
"When Not Running, I Can Be Found...":
In my kitchen. I totally adore scheming up nourishing and delicious meals to share with my friends and family. Cooking is one of the most important things I do every day to ground me.
Mountains or Ocean?:
Places where there are both!
Tea or Coffee?:
Early Bird or Night Owl?:
Chocolate or Vanilla?:
Bolded PRs are PRs run while training with DWRunning.