Notable Recent Performances/PRs: Chicago marathon 2018: 2:49:40; Go! STL Half Marathon 2019: 1:21:26; 10K 4/17/19 37:54; 5K WashU Invite Carnival meet 2019 17:47
Favorite Workout: I love being on the track! I can't say I particularly enjoy 800s or 1,000s , but I love 200s when we do them at the end of the workout when I finally warm-up and know I will be finished soon. I also like having everyone out there together cheering for each other.
Why do you run: I run for freedom! Amidst a life of schedules, time constraints, and constant hussle, I run to relax. Once I pull myself out of bed, put my shoes on, and get out there, running is liberating. It is raw, it is unfettered, it is unadulterated. Running is. It is the great equalizer across ages and socio-economic barriers and it allows one to explore in a child-like manner- to the Arch at sunrise, through the replenishing oases of Forest and Tower Grove Parks, and virtually anywhere in the city. As best stated by Eric Liddell from chariots of fire, " ... And when I run, I feel His pleasure".
Best part about being on the GO! Racing Team: I enjoy being part of a team of like-minded individuals who all love running and don't think you are crazy for running every day. I appreciate having others hold me accountable to wake up in the morning, I enjoy settling back and listening to the early morning antics of the team, and I appreciate my friends encouraging me to try to reach my goals.