Age & Hometown: 27, Kalamazoo, MI
Current resident: Traverse City, MI
Employment: Infectious Diseases Pharmacist
Family: Patients: Doug (Dad) Gerriann (Mom) Erin (Sister) Kendall (fiancé)
Years running: 13
Why do you run? I got into running as a stress relief but I have continued running because I love the challenge of trying to continually better myself. Also, runners are a fun and I like making friends.
- Marathon PR: Detroit Free Press Marathon 2016 (3:08:44)
- Half-Marathon PR: National Cherry Fest Half Marathon 2016 (1:25:57)
- 10K PR: (38:59)
Favorite running shoes: Adidas Energy Boost
- Grand Rapids Marathon
- Bayshore Marathon
- Kalamazoo Marathon
- National Cherry Fest Half Marathon
- The Great Beerd Run
- Thomas Judd Care Center Northern Lights Fun Run
Favorite race distance: Half-marathon
Running heroes: Mike Tiberg & my high school track coach
Favorite pre-race meal: Pretzels and hummus!
Goals for 2018:
Favorite running quote: Not quite a running quote, but it’s applicable: “Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”
Best running advice given to me: Never beat yourself up about a bad run.
What is one thing your teammates would say about you? I’m not quite sure. They would probably just shake their heads because I just told some awful “dad joke”
How do you feel about representing the TCTC by being a TCTC Race Team Member? I’m truly honored to be able to represent a team that stands for bettering the community through healthy habits like running.