I started running in early 2014 and I am so glad I did. After taking daily walks with some of the women in my neighborhood, I thought I should challenge myself a little more. I began to run the flat sections of our walks and walk the hills and then was able to run the entire route. This was before I moved to Coastal Virginia, the land of no hills! 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. This community is a place a runner can thrive. We are so lucky to have various running clubs, teams, coaches, and many local races to participate in! I have run countless 5ks and 10ks and numerous half marathons. I ran my first full marathon in 2017 and will run MCM in 2019. Running has changed my life and I love challenging myself to get better and better!