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Full bio after the jump: Age: 30
Country/State/General Vicinity: Cleveland, Ohio
Year you ran your first mile without walking: 6th grade intramural cross country
Year you became ‘a runner’: 6th grade
Why you started running: My home room teacher was the cross country and track coach and he recruited me.
Why you run now: When not injured I run to compete, I run to get faster, I run to spend time with friends, I run to be fit, and I run to escape.
Month/Year you became a Salty Blogger: April 2012
What is your voice on Salty Running? Speedster, Veteran Marathoner
What is your favorite category of posts on Salty Running? Race Reports
What’s the most you ever spent on a sport bra? Probably around 30-45. I doubt I’d pay more than that, I am too cheap! Hello TJ Maxx discount rack!
First race: 6th grade intramural 1 mile. 4 or 5 laps around the inside of the school halls.
Last race: Last running race was Great Lakes Relay. Currently experimenting with CycloCross races every weekend until I am back up and running.
3 Races you most wish you could run: Comrades, Pikes Peak Marathon, Hood to Coast
Favorite race: Hands Down Columbus Marathon.
Best running advice you’ve ever gotten: Still thinking about it
First Running Shoe: Clueless the furthest back I can remember is Saucony
Do you run with a watch? What kind? Garmin 310XT.
Running goals for 2012: Just run, pain free.
Current/Main/Favorite Shoe: Nike Lunar Fly
How many pairs of running shoes are currently in your house? Way too many. Do I have to count the ones at my boyfriends house too? Probably over a dozen.
Running hero(es): Still thinking about it
Favorite Running Partner(s): My boyfriend, Salty, Meatball #1, Many of my South East Running Club club members
Non-running hobby: Reading, cycling, swimming
Who’s in your household? Me, my three cats, and 50% of the time my boyfriend
Occupation (how you get your shoe money): Environmental Consulting
I’d like to add: “The gun goes off and everything changes…the World changes…and nothing else really matters.” -Patti Sue Plummer
5k: 17:48 (2011)
5 mile: 29:31 (2010)
10k: 37:24 (2010)
10 mile: 1:00:26 (2011)
Half Marathon: 1:21:51 (2010)
Marathon: 2:49:53 (2010)