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 12 marathons, achieving a Boston qualifying time at each.
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), 1:26:15 (half-marathon), 39:13 (10k) and 18:36 (5k). Click here for my running resume (April 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 the Director of Development for The Louisville Free Public Library Foundation, supporting our local public library system. 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.