/ Trail running
I ran all through high school and college however, the beginnings of a long distance running career didn’t manifest until the age of 30, where a desire to accomplish something longer than I had ever ran before was building inside of me. I signed up for my first 50km, after only ever completing a 12km (which felt like an ultra.)
With the influence of the incredible ultra-running community that embraced me with open arms, I decided it was time to make an even bigger leap of faith and see if I could run 100 miles (yeah I know it’s crazy, but you don’t know what you can achieve if you don’t try)! In 2011, I ran the Tahoe Rim Trail 100, which was host to the 100 Mile National Championship. I was so afraid of the distance, yet fully committed and confident in my training and mental tenacity to get me through it regardless of the unknown barriers that were to come. I ended up running through the mountains of Tahoe for eighteen hours and forty-eight minutes, good enough to win the 100-mile National Championship!