|Primary Discipline(s)||Road Running, Trail Running, SUP, Hiking|
|Bucket List Race||Boston Marathon|
|Favorite Picky Bars product||Smooth Caffeinator Bar|
|Off-Day Activity||wandering through botanical gardens (since I can't grow my own plants)|
I am a pastor, originally from the Pacific Northwest, but spent six years in Atlanta, GA. My husband and I recently moved to Lewistown, MT! Growing up I was an avid athlete, culminating in a deep love for ultimate frisbee in college. I started running to stay in shape for some "serious" ultimate. After college I continued running and began pushing myself for longer distances and fulfilling a dream of running the Chicago Marathon. Around three years ago, I was diagnosed with a chronic illness and forced to stop running completely. Several years ago, with a lot of work I was able to pick running back up and have found it to be a source of much joy and peace over the last several years. While my initial return to racing didn't quite go as imagined (thanks 2020), I am deeply grateful for the gift that running is in my life and for the ways pushing myself as a runner reminds me what I am capable of in the rest of life. I finally got to run the New York City Marathon in 2022 and am now enjoying life in Montana exploring trailing running for the first time. If I'm not running (or pastoring), you can probably find me outdoors hiking, mountain biking, kayaking or paddle boarding.