I began running in 2007 after some life changes. My first marathon was Portland 2007. I completed it in front of family and friends and the feeling was absolutely incredible! I took a break and completed a second Portland marathon in 2009. Somewhat catching the bug I decided to run in my hometown Rochester 2010. My brother accompanied me on bike and my parents crewed every step of the way. Due to all the support, I made it to Boston! Also in 2010 I ran my first trail run in Ashland, OR (Lithia Marathon). Finding training partners through Trailfactor and Fit Right running has become a passion, a joy and a lifestyle.
Since 2007 I have run 30 marathons or longer including some iconic races like Boston and New York as well as some absolutely gorgeous ones Mt Hood 50, Siskiyou Out & Back 50 miler and McKenzie River 50k. My longest and proudest run to date is the Mountain Lakes 100 where I had the absolute joy of having friends and family as my crew and pacers.
2014 Mountain Lakes 100 22:14 3rd female; 2014 Volcanic 50k 7:57 2nd female; 2013 New York City Marathon 3:34; 2013 Mt Hood 50 8:50 4th female; 2013 Boston Marathon 3:36; Boston strong!