"Dream BIG! If your dreams don't scare you they're not big enough!"

I started running when I discovered that Disney had a race where you could run THROUGH the castle. I was not at all a runner but a huge Disney fan and knew I had to take on this huge challenge, so I registered along with a couple of family members and a friend. The training road was long but running through the castle was worth it all. Crossing that finish line was even better. I had done it…I had just run 13.1 miles! I was hooked. After that, I couldn’t get enough and then 13.1 miles wasn’t long enough and I found myself signed up for the Goofy Challenge, a half marathon and then full marathon back to back. Then shortly after that, the Dopey Challenge, 5k, 10k, 13.1, 26,2!! Eight years later, I’ve run 25+ half marathons, 3 full marathons (training for my 4th in the fall), and a handful of other races. Running has brought me so much joy and so many awesome friendships along the way and I can’t wait to see what lies ahead.

Favorite way to workout? Running!

Favorite workout jam?  Top of the World by Greek Fire

Three things you can’t leave home without? Cell phone, lip balm, visor

Next thing you want to conquer? Chicago Marathon and Hood to Coast      

What is your biggest accomplishment? Definitely the Dopey Challenge…48.6 miles in 4 days!

What is your favorite SPIbelt product and why? My Large Pocket SPIbelt is my favorite – it fits everything I need from my inhaler to gel packets and car keys. I also love that it holds my race bib!