Joined in July 2017
8k: 35:07, Half Marathon: 1:36, Marathon: 3:46
I am currently training for the marathon
I really enjoyed my first marathon. Now I have an itch to keep running them and hopefully one day qualify and run Boston.
Favorite Run Location:
On trip to Costa Rica with my students, I woke up early one morning to run along the beach in Puntarenas. It was an incredible experience. It was during that run that I really understood the Costa Rican expression "pura vida".
Motivation to Run:
I run as a form of meditation. As a teacher, I am around kids and adults all day long. I love my students and my coworkers, but I always need some time to unwind and be alone. Running gives me that time. I am able to think about a lot while I run, and it helps me deal with life's ups and downs.
I love returning to my alma mater each year to run the Illinois Half Marathon. It is where I ran my first half marathon, and it is great to be back on campus each year. I-L-L!
My grandpa is known for his saying, "Keep the faith". My entire family says this whenever anything has us down.
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Bolded PRs are PRs run while training with DWRunning.