About Me

I. Freaking. Got. This.

A Little About Me

An ankle injury cut my volleyball career short at a time when I was soaring. It was a devastating injury that left me without a physical passion. I had run a little – mostly as a part of training for volleyball.  After the injury, I began running, mostly to just stay fit.  However, I found that each day I craved it more and more.

I ran my first marathon in 1999 [unknowingly pregnant] where I finished with a time of 4:16. Although I continued to run over the next nine and a half years, I did not run another marathon until December of 2009, finishing in 3:36. This time qualified me for the Boston Marathon, which I ran April 18, 2011.  Once I had completed that second marathon, I knew I this running thing was for me!

I am a married, 36 year old, mom to one thirteen year old daughter. I was born and raised in Arizona and attended the University of Arizona.

Because of strain I began to feel in my knees and ankle, I began training exclusively on a treadmill. I found the stress to my joints to be significantly less and I could do it from home!  What could be better?  This type of training seems to have set me apart from many distance runners. I love the mental challenge of treadmill training and I find when I am competing outside I feel an exhilaration that is motivating and I think makes me a better runner.

My Personal Record for the Marathon is: 3:17 (Phoenix Marathon 3/13).

Top of Utah – (2 times)
Holualoa Tucson – (2 times)
AZ RNR (3 times)
Arizona Road Runners Desert Classic (3 times)
PF Chang’s Rock and Roll – Phoenix (3 times)
Whiskey Row – Prescott, Arizona
Portland Foot Traffic Flat
IMS Arizona (3 times)
Boston Marathon
*100.67 mile TREADMILL charity run for The Sojourner Center*
Seattle Rock and Roll
Pocatello Marathon
Vegas RNR
Catalina Marathon
Monumental Marathon
Phoenix Marathon

In October, 2010, I completed one of my most challenging and rewarding runs in Prescott, Arizona (Man vs. Horse). This is a 50 mile trail race and finishing this race provided me with one of the best days of my life--a life changing day!

I'm thinking I need another buckle.