City/town: Portland, OR (live); Des Moines, Iowa (from)
Favorite event: Marathon & Half-Marathon (anything less is a sprint!)
Marathon 2:45:49 (CIM 2016)
5k Road 17:31 (Bowerman 5k July 2016)
Half Marathon 1:20:23 (Oregon Summer Half Marathon 2017)
15k Road 57:34 (Shamrock March 2016)
Proudest running moments: CIM 2016 when I mentally let loose the first few miles and decided to take the risk of running with a group aiming for sub-2:50 and didn’t completely blow up!
Favorite quote: “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain” – Maya Angelou
Favorite place to run: Favorite, meaning the most enjoyable and breathtaking, would be any of the trails in Oregon, particularly around Bend/Sisters region.
Best running advice you’ve ever received: “Just enjoy it.” Simple and true 🙂
Favorite post-race meal: Post-marathon a messy, layered hamburger. Post-race anything less than a marathon pastries and coffee, does that count? 🙂