I love to run but didn’t discover it until I was almost thirty. I believe you are never too old to find a new passion. I am truly passionate about running and feel it has changed my life. I have run 1 Ultra Marathon, 60+ marathons and lots of other distances including a 200 mile relay I am the team captain for every year. I also dabble in triathalons and duathalons to mix it up. My PR for a marathon is a 3:55 and PR for a half marathon is a 1:50. I have paced a number of races and find it to be incredibly rewarding. To support and give back to others in a sport I love is an amazing feeling. I am a member of the 50 States Club and I am a Marathon Maniac. To date, I have completed marathons in 30+ states and love to travel. I find the best way to truly see a city is by foot.
I started running six years ago and never turned back. Running has connected me to so many amazing people and places!! I want to give back by being an encouragement and support for others on race day.
I started running distance races in 1999 after being spurred on by a friend to do the Chicago marathon (yep---that was my first race ever). From there I kind of caught the competitive bug and began participating in triathlons and trail races to add some spice to my running fun. I have paced many half marathons and one marathon and I love helping people achieve their goals. I live in Grand Rapids, MI with my two dogs and I work as a health and wellness coach. I believe exercise saves lives ... and sanity, and makes a better world. Healthy body, healthy mind, happy people…better world!
I have been running since I had kids. They are now 22 and 23 and I have seriously lost track of the half marathons I have run over the years. I have run in good and bad weather, and in good health and challenged by injuries. Pacing is the best way I know to give back to the running community what it has given me over the years. Friendship. Encouragement. Grace. Perseverance. Belief that anything is possible when you put your mind and training into it. See you at the start line!