What year did you begin working at Run With Us?
When & where did you go to high school? College? What did you study?
A long time ago in a far away place. High school Class of 1996 Jefferson High School in Michigan. University of Eastern Michigan, my degree is in Business, Marketing and Literary Arts.
Did you run in high school and/or college?
No. Played basketball, volleyball, softball & bowled on a weekend team.
When & how & why did you get in to the sport of running?
HOW: I found the Dog Haus Running Club though a web search.
WHEN: I can say I became a runner on Dec 3, 2013. Which was my first run with the Dog Haus club.
WHY: I wasn’t a runner at the time but I really loved being part of this wonderful community of amazing people so I stuck around. 7 years later, this sport and community have changed my life in the most wonderful ways.
Do you have a favorite moment that stands out in your running career?
I have many favorite moments but the one that stands out the most was running my first marathon. LA Marathon 2015. I’ve not completed 8 marathons in 6 years.
Any personal records we should know about?
Nothing that would break any speed barriers. My fasted half marathon is 2 hr 4 min and my fastest marathon is 4 hr 54 min.
In competition, what is or was your favorite distance?
My fave distance is the marathon. I love the grind and grit it takes to make it through the distance.
Road, Track, Trails, Treadmill, Couch?
I run mainly road. However, I’m getting more into running trails.
What do you enjoy most about the sport or your own running?
I love many things about the sport. I appreciate how it’s allowed me to really get to know my body & push its limits. I love the freedom and meditative experience it gives me. But, most of all I love the community it’s given to me.
Since working at Run With Us, what has been your favorite aspect of the job?
My favorite part is working with the customers.
What has been your favorite running shoe of all-time? What is your favorite shoe currently? Of all time?
I don’t know that I have a favorite shoe shoe of all-time. For the last 3 years I’ve been running in New Balance and love them.
Do you have a favorite meal of all-time?
My diet is mostly plant-based. Two of my favorite meals to make are a curried chickpea salad and a braised spinach & chickpea soup that I pour over sweet potatoes.
Outside of Run With Us & Running, do you have any other interests?
I love traveling, hiking, music & anything outdoors.