How long have you been running?
I am an avid runner and have been since I was 11 years old, however I have also have been a running coach since I was 15 so I am able to see both aspects.
How has running impacted your life?
While currently I work at a running store, this has enabled me to look at the technology of running, and now I can truly be called a well-rounded runner. Running has caused me multiple injuries, such as stress fractures, however it has made me a stronger person and athlete. It has even led me to my desired occupation of physical therapy, with the countless hours spent in the physical therapist’s office I was able to realize what a life changing occupation this can be.
Do you have any experience biking and swimming?
As for biking and swimming I would participate in these activities when I was injured, so they have helped me along my journey as well.
What’s your greatest memory involving running?
My greatest memory of running would have to be my freshman year in high school when my high school team took 5th in State for Cross Country.
What types of events do you run in?
The events I have competed in have all been longer distances in track, in high school it was the 1600 and 3200, in college it has been the 5000; along with competing in local 5k’s to keep in shape in the off-season. My favorite one however would have to be the Claremont 4th of July 5k.
Do you have any advice for us when it comes to running?
Keep up the hard work and never give up, training is key as well, start early, set a goal and go for it.