I started running in 2014. After taking daily walks with some of the women in my neighborhood, I thought I should challenge myself more. I began to run the flat sections of our walks and walk the hills and then was able to run the entire route. I ran my first 5K about a month later and then about 10 months later I ran my first half marathon, Shamrock 2015. I moved to Virginia Beach in the winter of 2014 and could not believe how many runners I was able to meet! I truly love being a part of the running community here in the Coastal Virginia area. I joined the J&A training team in the fall of 2015 and am proud to be a pacer for them as well. We are so lucky to have an amazing group of runners and many local races to participate in! I have run countless 5k’s and 10k’s and several half marathons. I ran my first full marathon this year, Shamrock 2017. Running has changed my life and I love challenging myself to get better and better!