Running – trail, ultra, road.
How did you get into the sport?
My best friend in high-school asked me to be on the cross country team with her. Then my mom, who stopped smoking, took up running and we started making it ‘our’ time to enjoy together. I haven’t stopped since!
Greatest personal accomplishment:
Winning the 2016 Western States 100 Mile Endurance Race.
Be flexible. Your running schedule should not rule you. As long as you get the key runs in, don’t fret if it isn’t on the scheduled day. Make sure you account for life and stress.
Event on your bucket list:
Hardrock 100 Mile Ultra. It is something that intrigues me because of the difficulty, history, and beauty the trail holds. It is something that would be completely out of my comfort zone, and I love that kind of challenge
Fueling tip – when do you eat your Stinger?
I practice eating my Stinger waffles and chews during my training runs. Your stomach is a muscle, and if you don’t train it to process your fuel it won’t be efficient during your key event.
Weirdest training or racing moment:
On a training run with a friend, we encountered an undercover police operation. We were running down a street when suddenly all these undercover cops ran up to a house with guns cocked! We bailed off the street and took cover. It was scary!
Random fact about yourself:
I am a huge Seinfeld fan!