I have always loved being outside – riding my bike around the neighborhood, playing on sports teams, building forts in the back yard.
During college I began to run more often. I entered my first race when I was in graduate school and that is when I probably caught the bug . Once I moved to Charleston, I fell into running with a great group of people. They encouraged me to start doing track workouts on Tuesday nights. I was running 21 minute 5ks before I started track and never thought I would get under 20 minutes. After I started track,, my times started to drop. It was so fun to get faster! I’m not a very competitive person – except with myself. Running is perfect for me. There is always the wonder if I can get a little faster, if I can go a little longer. I also love that running allows me to spend time outside. All I need are my shoes and I’m out the door – rain, sun, wind, morning, night – it doesn’t matter. I can just go. And I love it.
5K: 17:32 (James Island Connector Run 5K 11/5/11)
10K: 36:59 (Hell Hole Swamp 10K 5/7/11)
15K: 59:58 (Charlie Post 15k)
Half Marathon: 1:25:51 (Kiawah Half Marathon 12/9/06)
Marathon: 3:11:50 (New York City Marathon 11/2006)
*Winner of Marcus Newberry Award in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 (award given to the fastest local male and female finishers in the Cooper River Bridge Run)
*Currently ranked number 1 in SC Road Race Rankings compiled by Bill Marable.
11/24/11 Turkey Day 17:30
11/5/11 James Island Connector 5k 17:32 (PR) 2nd female
10/15/11 Race for the Cure 5k 18:11 1st female
7/4/11 Firecracker 5000 (Hilton Head) 17:44 1st female
6/4/11 Floppin’ Flounder 5k 17:39 1st female
5/21/11 Run Forest Run 5k 18:04 1st female
5/7/11 Hell Hole Swamp 10k 36:59 (PR) 1st female
4/2/11 Cooper River Bridge Run 10k 37:57 16th female, 1st local
3/17/11 Catch the Leprechaun 5k 18:20 1st female