Hello Salty Running! I’m Rocket: a tasty little salad herb with a spicy kick. I am pumped to be blogging and excited to not only share my experiences, but to learn from yours!
I have two Olympic Trials marathons under my belt already at age 30, but it was a long road to get here. I started running when I was 12. Just like my mom and older sister, I began my love relationship with running at school in a little farming community in Northeast Ohio, called Marlington. In high school, I was a 4-time state qualifier. My times caught the attention of a few college coaches, and in 2002, I took a scholarship to the DI program at the University of Akron.
My time at Akron was riddled with injury. I broke my foot three times, and at some point, got quite out of shape, but I never gave up hope or stopped believing I had more in me. The future proved me right! Read more >>