I’m just your average girl who got addicted to running marathons. I started running through the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training (TNT) in the summer of 2010. I started my blog to keep people posted on my training and the team’s efforts. After my first event, the Disneyland Half Marathon, I was completely hooked and the blog just continued. I figured I didn’t stop running so let’s keep the blog going too. As you can see, I love sharing my journey. If I can inspire at least one person to run, I'd be happy. TNT changed my life and I hope someone out there will find it in them to change theirs.
I don’t consider myself an “endurance athlete” because I hate to give out the false impression that I train like a mad woman and watch everything I eat. Ironically running makes me hungrier and I can sometimes sabotage my workouts by overdoing it on the food. What’s wrong with eating 4 slices of pizza after running 10 miles?
I’m passionate about curing cancer. I’ve known too many people affected by it and had a scare when my cousin Sam was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Disease. Thank God she’s cancer-free today but she was the reason I joined TNT. I’m forever grateful to everyone who helped me in my journey to raise $2,500 in her honor. Today, I work for Susan G. Komen for the Cure in Orange County. I am incredibly blessed to say I work there. I love what I do and am glad to be part of the cure!
I’ve done several half marathons, two fulls (both LA in 2011 and 2012) and am currently training for my first half Ironman in July. I’m incredibly terrified and excited at the same time. Stick around to follow my training and see how it goes!
Other than I’m a simple girl with big dreams! I love to bake, especially cupcakes however I refuse to eat my own stuff (I have a heavy hand with the sugar). I'm a total Yelp junkie...if there's something that has a great rating nearby, I want to try it. I enjoy spending time with my family...they're my biggest cheerleaders and have always been there for me. Oh and I'm kind of a marathon addict in case I left that part out. Like I always say with everything in life, one step at a time…