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Age: 30

Country/State/General Vicinity: Northeast 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: 2013 Akron Marathon, DNF.

3 Races you most wish you could run: The 5k at the Olympic Trials, the 5k at the Olympics, and, well, just the 5k in general.

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 2014:  Run because I want to, not because I am trying to prove something.

Current/Main/Favorite Shoe:  Brooks Pureflow 2 and Puma Faas 300.

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? My boyfriend and I.

Occupation (how you get your shoe money): Under construction.

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!


800 meters: 2:39 (2013)
5k: 21:28 (2013)
Half marathon: 1:39:21 (2012)



I write about mindfulness, mental health, and the professional sport of running with the occasional poking fun at the sport. When I am not running, I'm either helping people as a counselor or trying to make them laugh as an amateur open mic comedian.


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