Hometown: Knoxville, TN
Current city: Portland, OR
Occupation: k-8 P.E. Teacher
Instagram handle: @hope.hill
Best running experience: My most enjoyable running experiences usually take place in new, beautiful places. I love getting to explore a new city while running. When I think back on my best runs they are usually mid-morning, in the sunshine, exploring a place I have never been.
Best racing experience: My first marathon that I raced in Eugene, OR. I trained with a good friend and we ran the first half together. I challenged myself both mentally and physically, but having a friend by my side showed me the power of community and how gratifying it is to accomplish a new goal.
Passion(s) outside of running: I love getting to explore and make new memories with my friends and family. I find so much joy in traveling and experiencing new foods, sights and cultures with people I love.
Favorite post-run meal: BREAKFAST FOODS! Eggs and bacon with avocado toast- can’t be beat.
1:24:06 – Columbia River Gorge Half Marathon, 2018
2:54:30 – Houston Marathon, 2020