Location: Aloha, OR.
A span of forty-eight hours in March of 2010 took me from a non-runner buying my first pair of running shoes to signing up for a half marathon as a charity runner for the American Cancer Society, inspired by my late sister-in-law’s battle with pancreatic cancer. In very short order, I found myself hooked on running; the feeling of moving under my own power along road and trail, the friendship and support among fellow runners, and the challenges of training and running endurance events have strengthened my sense of self-worth and accomplishment. As an RRCA-certified distance coach, I enjoy helping others to succeed and find the joy this sport can bring. I used to think people who ran marathons were on the other side of insane. I’ve now crossed over to the dark side.