About Me

I'm a 38 year old mom of three living in Reston, VA who loves to run and loves to talk about it.  I'm a certified RRCA running coach, a Pilates teacher and a dreamer. 

me and my family!
Running is a huge part of my life, an essential piece of who I am.  I can't imagine my life without running - it gives me the energy to face each day and helps me to believe in myself.  I really feel that running helps me be a stronger, more patient mother and that I am my best self when I make running a regular part of my routine.

I've completed 16 marathons over the last 14 years: my first was a 5:21:20, my slowest a 5:34:26.

1st Marathon: 5:21:26, Philly 2000
After having my third baby in February of 2011, I made a lot of changes to the way I approached my training and racing.  I found I was capable of much more than I ever would have dreamed possible for someone like me.  I ran my first Boston Marathon in April of 2013 in a time of 3:21:41 and ran my most recent and fastest marathon this year in Boston in a time of 3:11:56.  Well more than 2 hours faster than my slowest marathon!

Dream Made True, Boston 2013
I am living proof that if you believe in yourself and if you work hard, you can accomplish more than you ever imagined possible.

Marine Corps Marathon, 2012
I would love it if you would follow along with me on my journey.  My hope is that by chronicling it here I will inspire others to believe in themselves, too -- and to know that anything is possible with hard work, determination and dedication.

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