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Full bio after the jump: Age: 32

Country/State/General Vicinity: Brooklyn, New York, USA!

Year you ran your first mile without walking: 1994

Year you became ‘a runner’: 1994

Why you started running: I didn’t know it at the time but it was to give myself a feeling of being in control of my life.

Why you run now:  My brain can get a little crowded with all the thoughts I think and running gives me a space that’s all mine where I can process and sort them all out. Also being outside makes me happy!

Month/Year you became a Salty Blogger:  January of 2012

What is your voice on Salty Running?  I think I’m the scientist, the one who asks tough questions and always wants to know more.

What is your favorite category of posts on Salty Running?  I think it’s a tie between Ultrarunning and Injury & Prevention (’cause I like the biology parts)

What’s the most you ever spent on a sport bra? A $42 Ta-Ta Tamer from Lululemon on sale. Worth it.

First race: A one mile race through Penitentiary Glen, a nature preserve in Northeast Ohio. It took me just under 16 minutes.

Last race: Paine to Pain Trail Half Marathon in New Rochelle, NY

3 Races you most wish you could run: The NYC Marathon, the Šmarna Gora mountain 10k in Slovenia, and some kind of longer distance trail race, not sure which.

Favorite race: NYC Half 2012. The fans were AMAZING. It made me really want to run the NYC Marathon!

Best running advice you’ve ever gotten: Just get yourself out the door and the rest will be easier than you thought. I’m such a procrastinator, so this really helps.

First Running Shoe: A three-year-old ratty pair of my sister’s old Asics from high school.

Do you run with a watch? What kind?  Just a cheapo plastic Target athletic watch
Running goals for 2012:  Start running again

Current/Main/Favorite Shoe:  I will always love my Mizuno Elixirs, but I’ve been cheating on them with the Saucony Peregrine on trails. I haven’t worn Sauconys in years, but I’m really impressed!

How many pairs of running shoes are currently in your house? 11, but 6 of those are ancient and in a recycle/donate pile.

Running hero(es): The amazing women who write for Salty Running. Cheesy but true!

Favorite Running Partner(s): My sister, and my friends Tricia P, Leslie S and Josh L because they always make me laugh even if I’m already out of breath.

Non-running hobby: Making Salty Running awesome is, of course, my favorite hobby.

Who’s in your household? Me, two cats and two roommates

Occupation (how you get your shoe money): Filmmaker/Camera Department Lackey

Interesting non-running fact: I was once a waitress in New Orleans, and despite being from Ohio managed to develop a Deep Southern accent because I discovered my tips increased by about 40%.  I still sometimes speak with an accent.

Would you like to add anything? I think I said it best this way: It’s easy to make excuses in life, but the experience is much more interesting and fulfilling if you don’t.  Being really busy, living in a concrete jungle and having to fight to stay athletic might keep someone else from running, but not me!

  • 5k – 22:48 (Painesville, OH Turkey Trot 2013)
  • 5 mile – 37:51 (Cleveland Turkey Trot 2011)
  • 10k – 48:53 (NYCRuns Ten Dollar 10K 2011)
  • 15k – 1:15:48
  • 1/2 Marathon – 1:54:29  (NYC Half 2012)
  • Marathon – 4:10:46 (Cleveland 2010)

Cinnamon made Salty Running, takes lots of pictures and drinks lots of coffee. She has 8 more minutes to knock off her marathon for a 3:40 BQ, and will get there or die trying. Her writing is an eclectic mix of finding wholeness as an average runner, news reporting, curious reactions, satirical humor and more.


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