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Full bio after the jump: Age: 30
Country/State/General Vicinity: Ohio
Year you ran your first mile without walking: 1999
Year you became ‘a runner’: 1999
Why you started running: Long walks around the neighborhood with the Sony Walkman as a teenager turned into, “Hmmm, what if I ran?” because it felt so relaxing to move faster and faster each time.
Why you run now: Because it feels so relaxing to move faster and faster each time.
Month/Year you became a Salty Blogger: March 2012
What is your voice on Salty Running? The controversial neurotic.
What is your favorite category of posts on Salty Running? I like when our bloggers apply their running experiences to life experiences. I also like posts about professional running and enjoy reading race recaps.
What’s the most you ever spent on a sport bra? A nike compression bra at the outlet store for $34.
First race: 400 meters indoors at a high school track meet in a blazing 84 seconds!
Last race: A 5k in May 2013.
3 Races you most wish you could run: The 5k at the Olympics, The Boston Marathon, and the Beer Mile, successfully.
Favorite race: The Akron Marathon will always hold a special place in my heart. Track races are fun, too!
Best running advice you’ve ever gotten: It really is just putting one foot in front of the other. Why make it any harder than it needs to be?
First Running Shoe: A men’s clunky New Balance cross training shoe from a Warehouse store in Cleveland.
Do you run with a watch? Yes, a Timex Ironman wristwatch. I never race with one, though.
Running goals for 2013: Continue to explore the shorter stuff, like the 800 and the mile. Finally learn how to race a 5k. Have a good time running the Akron Marathon.
Current/Main/Favorite Shoe: New Balance 750 for longer runs. Brooks Pureflow for easy runs. Puma Faas 300 for tempos.
How many pairs of running shoes are currently in your house? 6?
Running hero(es): My boyfriend and the trolls of Letsrun.
Favorite Running Partner(s): My boyfriend is the best! Sometimes other running friends are, too. But I have to admit I like running alone for the most part.
Non-running hobby: Writing for Salty Running, photography, and reading message boards late at night.
Who’s in your household? Myself at the moment.
Occupation (how you get your shoe money): Licensed individual and family therapist.
Would you like to add anything? I never imagined that I’d be writing for a website for as long as I have been even though it hasn’t been that long. And yet, I never imagined how much writing for said website would test me, inspire me, and teach me such important life lessons. Thank you all for following along the journey!
5k: 21:28 (2013)
Half marathon: 1:39:21 (2012)