About Me

I'm a runner in my late 40s who grew up in Tallahassee, Florida. I moved to the Atlanta area in January 1990, and casually started running the Peachtree Road Race 10K each year because it seemed like a cool thing to do. I never trained for more than three months, and I quit training each year as soon as I finished the race. In Spring 2011, though, at age 43, something clicked for me. I started running slower and longer. I pushed 6 miles out to 10, then to 13, and by September 2011, I had my first 20-miler under my belt. As I began accumulating miles, I became eager to test the waters with longer races. I ran my first half marathon in October 2011, and I ran my first marathon in March 2012. Since then, I have run 9.3 marathons (there's definitely a story to that 0.3 part), 14 half marathons, a trail marathon, 200-mile relay race, two sprint triathlons, 23 Peachtree Road Race 10Ks (and many others of that distance), plus a smattering of 15Ks, 10-milers, and 5Ks. Experiencing these races and all the training that goes along with them has led me to discover so much about my deepest self. I can truly say that running has transformed my life!