I always find it difficult to categorize myself. What label is most important? How to I want the world to see me? I don’t think we can ever really tell how we are perceived through other people’s eyes. So here are some of the ways that you might describe me:
I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend. I’m a teacher by profession, because I love to work with kids, and because I’m not a talented enough runner to make a living that way. When I have a little free time, I love to cook, read, garden, take photos, and indulge in naps.
I spent the first twenty years of my life as a gymnast and then somehow transitioned to running because I needed to find a way to keep active after college. I’ve run almost every distance from a 5K to a marathon, and last year I took a giant leap into the unknown when I completed my first ever ultramarathon. I’ve been running for more than ten years now, and while I could never be called fast, I have improved my pace over the years. I’ve been a part of Team in Training for many of my races, as both a participant and a coach, and I love helping new runners learn to love the sport. Most recently, I’ve discovered my love of trail running, ultras, and team races like Ragnar.