Welcome to my little corner of the world! Based in Colorado, I have currently run 5 marathons, 16 half-marathons, and hope to one day run a marathon in each state (I'm at 10 states thus far)! When I am not running, you can find me at one of my many jobs (I like to keep myself pretty busy)- working as a Customer Service Manager at an outdoor company, coaching figure skating, or teaching a ski lesson come winter-time!
I grew up in a small rural town in Maine and am slightly-obsessed with most New England-related things. I went to Syracuse University (hellllooo Upstate New York never-ending winters) for undergrad as a Health & Exercise Science major (so I guess you could say I like being fit & active) and received my MBA from New England College specializing in Sports & Recreation Management. I love to plan, organize, slightly obsessed with training schedules, and really enjoy projects that require creativity.
So, how did I go from skipping out on freshman cross-country runs (and getting ice cream...sorry mom & dad) to training for and running marathons? Well, I was a competitive figure skater growing up and competed in both individual and synchronized skating in college and really thrived on a training regimen (after all, it was all that I really knew since the age of 8).
When I tore my meniscus while skating in college, I took up running to get back into shape after surgery and had a friend who was training for a half-marathon. I thought she was CRAZY. I had trouble finishing a 5k in under 30 minutes in High School and HATED every second of it, but it did seem like a really great way for me to get back into shape.
So fast-forward a few years, I finished my first half marathon in Upstate New York and didn't hate it- we didn't get any medals afterwards and the t-shirts were pretty terrible, but training for the race gave me a regimen and I was more fit then I had ever been. 6 years later and here we are! I'm never going to be the fastest, but every race I hope to have gained something from that particular training cycle and most importantly- have FUN!
Running has brought more strength training into my life (and continues to keep me injury-free) and a love for cooking healthy foods! I hope to share my love of healthy recipes, current work-outs, and favorite training items with you! I also love to hike and camp as much as possible come summertime (with my bae, Alex and our pup, Stella), as well as explore our National Parks, test-out fun wineries, grow (and keep alive) as many plants as I can, and ski the powder as much as possible come winter!
I hope you have enjoyed a brief synopsis of myself and hopefully my quirks and sarcasm won't scare you away!
I am currently a part of these AMAZING organizations:
- Honey Stinger Hive-Elite Athlete 2018
- MS Run The US 2018 Segment #7 Relay Runner
- Oiselle Volee