In 2006, as a college junior, I decided to “get in shape.” I set my sights on a race and used the infamous “couch to 5k” program. Just 15 months after I started running, I ran my first marathon and qualified for Boston.
Since then, I have completed 13 marathons, achieving a Boston qualifying time at each and breaking 3 hours twice.
After an injury in 2010, I’ve come back to set new PRs at all distances since 2014. I hold personal bests of 2:57:03 (marathon), 1:25:53 (half-marathon), 39:13 (10k) and 18:36 (5k). Click here for my running resume (August 2017).
I am a certified Pilates instructor who is passionate about the Pilates method and tailoring it to specific groups including endurance athletes.
I write a monthly column called “Running through the Bluegrass” for The Running Journal (also archived on this site) and maintain a running blog to document my adventures. I am a contributor to Salty Running and am an avid user of social media, including Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Strava and Athlinks.
An active member of the running community, I enjoy volunteering at races and working with new runners. I volunteered with an AAU cross-country team for several years, including chaperoning a summer camp in the Great Smoky Mountains.
I worked for five years in running specialty retail and led the store’s miniMarathon training group. I coordinate the New Balance Louisville racing team and provide marketing consulting to the store.
I am an experienced brand ambassador and am eager to share my own running experiences and celebrate the experiences of others.
Outside of running, I am an account executive for Estes Public Relations. I previously worked in public relations/development for a public school district, and as a reporter and freelance writer from 2002-2011, writing for numerous publications in Kentucky.
I am a graduate of the University of Louisville, where I was president of Lambda Pi Eta, the communications honor society, and earned certifications in public relations practice, public relations writing, public relations editing and integrated communications.
My husband is an avid marathoner and triathlete with three Ironman finishes, and we have an Australian Shepherd named Morgan.
You can also find me on LinkedIn.