I am an avid runner and love running long distance. I am currently training for the Novant Health Charlotte Marathon in November 2018. Over the past 3 years, I have logged more than 5000 miles in my running shoes. I have ran 50+ Half Marathons, 10 full Marathons and numerous smaller distances races with a few OCR’s thrown in.
One of my favorite races in 2015…wait who am I kidding…I loved them all! Seriously tho…one of my favs was the Marine Corp Marathon in Washington DC. I ran for the Burma Humanitarian Mission which made the training and race even more memorable. Read all about the cause here.
In 2017, I trained for a bucket list race, the New York City Marathon! Training in the heat of the summer, in Florida, was no joke, but I loved every minute and was able to crush my marathon finishing in 4:05:22, a 30 minute PR over my previous marathon. Again, I am not an elite runner, but my passion for this sport keeps me pushing to be better, to know more, and to share my knowledge with others.
Running became a passion for me after I had my son in 2010. I was overweight from the pregnancy and wanted so badly to get back to a healthy size. My mom suggested running so I found a run/walk program that would ease me into it. Within 90 days I had shed 60 pounds and was feeling amazing!
We make running a family affair. My boyfriend Chad and my son Silas love to run too! Chad runs for the Runwell Foundation which provides support and guidance for those suffering from addiction. Runwell gives people a reason to choose a healthy “runners high” over drugs and alcohol. Silas is 7 and has done several 1 mile fun runs, a few 5Ks and even got a first place finish! I love to see families working out together! Teaching children the importance of being active when they are young will help them live a healthy lifestyle. But you can’t just tell them…you have to show them!
I am an RRCA Certified Running Coach, mom, small business owner x 3 (Marketing/ Advertising Agency + Moms on the Run Jacksonville + Strong to the Core), lifetime runner, and lover of all things active.
In 2017, I decided to take a leap of faith and purchased a Moms on the Run franchise. My goal is to help women get off the couch, make time for themselves, and get healthy and fit while having fun and meeting new friends. We are now in our 3rd season of Moms on the Run and we are growing!
I love helping people achieve their running goals and would be honored to coach you to a stronger, healthier, faster running life. Need a running coach? Find out more about me as a running coach and how to make it happen here.