Julie discovered her talent and joy for running since elementary school. She started competing in track and cross country in high school and was recruited to run cross country for Old Dominion University for four years. She has been meeting up with the Running Etc. group runs since graduating from college. The best part of those group runs is the camaraderie we share. Now she enjoys running half marathons, 10ks and 5ks. She attributes running with giving her confidence and drive to take on challenges while being able to balance a fulfilling life. She is a local civil engineer, married to a competitive runner, and a mother.