Fort Wayne, IN
Purdue University (undergraduate)
Ball State University (graduate)
My mom likes to run, so in 1998 (when i was 7) I started by trying to keep up with her as well as my two older brothers.
CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, 2019
I think I realized I could probably make it around mile 23, but I wasn't totally sure until I saw the clock at the finish because I only qualified by 27 seconds! It was surreal and also very painful. I wasn't exactly expecting to qualify, so it definitely came as somewhat of a surprise that I had actually done it! It was a 13 minute career best.
Blackhawk Christian (Fort Wayne) - 2009
I ran cross country in high school, but our school didn't have a track team at the time. I think my best time was around 21 minutes, but I can't remember exactly.
I think probably just being a part of the team. We had a lot of fun together.
Purdue University (2013) - Spanish / Political Science
I ran for the club team for fun in college.
Running my first marathon during my 2nd year of Graduate school in 2015.
My husband helps me with planning my workouts, but I don't have an official coach.
Brooks and my local running store, Three Rivers Running Company.
I speak Spanish pretty well. I have also taught English to international students from all over the world.
Fort Wayne has a great green-way trail system, but it is definitely a treat when I get to go somewhere out west and run in the mountains.
I process applications for annuities at Lincoln Financial.
Enjoy it! This is probably a once-in-a-lifetime kind of experience, so I definitely want to soak it all in and do the best that I can on a hilly course.