I began running competitively in my senior year of high school and I ran cross country and track all four years of college. During those first few years of running and racing, I struggled with numerous injuries and illnesses relating to undiagnosed celiac's disease. The summer after I graduated college I enjoyed injury-free running enabling me to run my first 100+ weeks! A couple of months later, I learned I was pregnant with my son. I ran through my pregnancy and got to peak fitness by one-year post-partum which is when I ran my 5k personal best of 16:59 and my first marathon a few months later. Running was then put on the back burner as my husband and I bought and renovated our home and I completed my master's in social work. I am excited to once again devote my time and energy towards quality training and see what I can do in distances from the 5k to the marathon.  

5k: 16:59, 10k: 36:24, 1/2 marathon: 1:19:26, marathon 2:58:02

Favorite Race Distances:

5k and marathon

Training Goals:
Improve my personal bests

Community Involvement:

I enjoy my work as a behavioral health counselor: helping folks with their recovery from substance use disorders and mental health challenges. I volunteer on the community leadership team for the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program in Albany and for Christ Church Albany as part of the children's ministry security team.