I’m a runner, post-doc scholar, and engineer currently living in Saint Louis, Missouri. I’ve loved to run for as long as I can remember. I raced collegiate NCAA Division II XC and Track & Field at Michigan Tech in the Upper Peninsula, and jumped on the Nordic ski team during my senior year because, well, there’s just so much damned snow in the UP. After college, I studied movement science at Montana State University in Bozeman, where I raced my first “big girl” trail run: The Bridger Ridge Run. Soon thereafter, I signed up for my first marathon (Napa Valley Marathon), and convinced a friend to race it, too. Since 2007, I’ve raced eight marathons, nearly a dozen triathlons (including two at iron-distance), and so many road and trail races that I can’t even remember.
I’m using this blog to chronicle my triumphs and tribulations of my training, racing, and well-being in running, all while balancing my pursuit as an early-career orthopaedic scientist.