My running history: I didn't start running competitively until I was a junior in college, and immediately fell in love with the sport. I competed at the 8K distance in college, and made the transition into half and full marathons shortly after graduation. Running gives me both the physical and mental challenges I crave, in addition to being the most efficient means of ensuring positive mental development, creation of social bonds and overall longevity and quality of life.
Favorite race: I enjoy lots of different races for lots of different reasons, but I find the EQT 10-Miler to be one of my top picks. I enjoy the "odd" distance, and of course the route is very scenic.
Favorite place to run in Pittsburgh: My favorite go-to place to run in Pittsburgh the North Shore Trail. I can access it easily from my house, and there is enough distance to accommodate easy miles, interval training or a long tempo run. I enjoy running along the water and among the trees even though you are only a bridge a way from Downtown. When I have extra time or need some extra miles, I also enjoy going to play on the Montour Trail.
Why I work at Fleet Feet: I work at Fleet Feet because the team is passionate about running and community. We understand that running is about more than just the miles logged or the shoes on your feet, and that it is a way to connect people both emotionally and physically. The team prides itself if providing the highest quality service, and practicing what they preach. If you are going to do something, do it well...and everyone at Fleet Feet lives this every day. I'll have to get back to you on this one once I'm familiar with everything in the store!!
When I'm not running you can find me... running, training or coaching. I love to play outside in any way that I can! If I'm taking a break from that, you'll find me with a hot cup of coffee or local craft beer in my hands and my head buried in a good book or research journal. One fun fact about me is that I have lived in 5 different states.
Fun Fact: I have lived in 5 different states.