What year did you begin working at Run With Us?
I started working at Run With Us in 2015.
When & where did you go to high school? College? What did you study?
I went to high school at Rosemead High School. I started at Pasadena City College and then transferred to Azusa Pacific University where I graduated with a bachelors in Business Marketing.
Did you run in high school and/or college?
For high school I ran cross country and 1500 and 2 mile events in track and field. In college I ran cross country and 5K and 10Ks in track and field.
When & how & why did you get in to the sport of running?
It all started in 8th grade during P.E class. If you ran a certain amount of laps for P.E. before the end of the year you got a sweatshirt. I really wanted that sweatshirt so I ran as much as I could every day for that class. Then summer of starting high school my dad asked if I wanted to take it more serious and go out for the high school cross country tryouts/practice. I showed up the first day and loved it. It’s a great feeling to be with friends and they enjoy what you do to.
Do you have a favorite moment that stands out in your running career?
I think all moments when my parents saw me at my races are favorite moments. I was blessed to be able to travel around the U.S to run either for my college team or club team and my parents were able to follow and be there to watch me. It’s the best feeling to come through the finish line dying and having your parents hug you and being proud of your accomplishments.
Any personal records we should know about?
I’m a national champion for a junior olympics race walk event. I can walk fast.
In competition, what is or was your favorite distance?
My favorite distance is the 10k.
Road, Track, Trails, Treadmill, Couch?
Road and then couch afterwards. I’m going to be honest, it’s tiring.
What do you enjoy most about the sport or your own running?
I enjoy that the sport pushes you beyond your limits and the team work it develops. You learn a lot about yourself when you are in training. You want to quit at times but you become a beast and fight past the mental blocks you put yourself through when doing workouts or races. You get stronger and strong every time you are able to do this. It also helps that your teammates or fellow runners are there to run with you to the last mile or even cheer you on at a race.
Since working at Run With Us, what has been your favorite aspect of the job?
My coworkers and boss of course! They are the best. We’re like a family. We crack jokes, hang out outside the work place and supporting each other whether it be running related or not. All of that makes being on the job so much better. Never a dull time helping people get the best fit for shoes and apparel. We want our fellow runners to like what they are wearing and shoes that make them feel good so they continue to get exercise to keep them healthy while having fun!
What has been your favorite running shoe of all-time? What is your favorite shoe currently? Of all time?
That’s a hard one. I change my running shoes every time a new one comes out! They are all the best! I would have to say currently I am in love with the Brooks Levitate.
Do you have a favorite meal of all-time?
Tacos! That’s all I want and will eat.
Outside of Run With Us & Running, do you have any other interests?
I like going in spontaneous adventures and being outdoors. So anything involving road trips and outdoor activities.