WHY I RUN
Running provides so many positive things for me, but the simplest way to put it is this: to see a hill, valley, or mountain may be beautiful, but the only way I can truly feel fulfilled is to become a part of the scenery and run through the landscape. It’s how I bond with nature and truly appreciate the world we live in. I often blow kisses when I run or touch the trees/plants as I run by them. Additionally, running keeps my emotions balanced, my mind clear, and my heart strong.
Completed over 35 ultras
3rd fastest time at the Hagg Lake 50k (3:40:53)
Finished Western States 100 in 18:36:51
Completed leisurely treks around many Northwest Volcanos, through the Grand Canyon, into the Highlands of Scotland, and across the French/Swiss/Italian Alps.
FKT for circumnavigating the Matterhorn Ride at Disneyland
Chuckanut 50k, Bellingham, WA, March 18
Tillamook Burn 50 miler, coastal range, OR, April 29
Transrockies 6-day race (120 total miles), Colorado, Aug 15-20
The Rut 50k, Bozeman, MT, Sept 3rd
The Bear 100, Wasatch Range, UT, Sept 29-30
Kepler Challenge 60k, Fiordlands, TeAnau, New Zealand, December 2
Where I live:
Loowit Trail (Mt. St. Helens). This trail always feels like I'm dancing with the mountain.