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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)