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Full bio after the jump: Age: 30
Country/State/General Vicinity: Akron, 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 an indoor high school track meet in a blazing 84 seconds!
Last race: 800 meters at the Kent State Tune Up Indoor Meet.
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. I live on the course so it makes visualization a lot easier. 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: Brooks Pureflow and Nike Frees for my everyday trainer. Puma Faas 300 for my racing flat. And just added the Nike Zoom W spike.
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! And then all the lovely ladies and gentlemen in my life.
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 professional counselor.
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 many life lessons. Oh, and my favorite quote is, ”If you can train your mind for running, everything else will be easy,” courtesy of Amby Burfoot.
5k: 21:28 (2013)
Half marathon: 1:39:21 (2012)