I love to run and cycle; I've been running for over 25 years. I also like to do CrossFit for cross training and yoga for recovery. I still love to waterski, something I learned as a child and continue to do as an adult! I can still slalom! This past year I have also found a love for kayaking. I am a married mom of 2 teenage boys, and they inspire me to stay active so I can keep up with them. I write about all my adventures on my blog, Taking the Long Way Home. In my real life, I am a pediatric nurse practitioner in a busy hospital based clinic.
In the past five years, I've completed 14 half marathons and 3 full marathons. My half marathon PR is 1:52:08. My marathon PR is 4:17:55 at my hometown marathon, Chicago.