Age & Hometown: 38, Holt
Current resident: Williamsburg
Employment: French & Science Teacher @ TC Central High School, Assistant Girls Cross Country Coach
Family: Shane, Molly Kate (8), Padraig (6) and our sweet yellow lab Ella
Years running: 27 & counting!
Why do you run? Running leads to mental clarity, personal strength and self-confidence to keep moving toward doing my best in all arenas of life…
Running accomplishments: High School & Collegiate Cross Country & Track Runner, 7 completed marathons (including 2x Boston Marathon & 1x New York City Marathon Finisher) with a PR of 3.07; 1.25 PR in the Half… this past year post-kiddo PR’s of 18:30 in the 5K & 39.39 in the 10K.
Favorite running shoes: Asics Gel Nimbus
Favorite races: We have so many great races in our area! Love to race locally with TCTC racing teammates!
Favorite race distance: Depends!
Running hero: All of the girls that I help coach at TCC keep me continually in awe of our incredible sport and the grit, determination and passion they show is so inspiring!
Favorite pre-race meal: Anything will an equal combination of carbs & protein
Goals for 2018:
Best running advice given to me: I say this each year, but my running mentor Lisa Taylor is my go-to when needing advice on anything running related. She truly understands the complexities of the sport, and her expertise and insights are immeasurable.
What is one thing your teammates would say about you? I would hope that my obvious love for running and quest to continually improve would inspire my teammates to keep striving for their personal goals with positive zest!
How do you feel about representing the TCTC by being a TCTC Race Team Member? Being a part of this team the past few years has reignited my genuine joy in racing… I am grateful for another year to support the TC track club!