I have played sports my entire life, mainly focused on surfing and baseball. Running used to only be a way to help stay in shape and condition, but this all changed in 2017. My life was very hectic and busy. I found running to be an excellent stress reliever and a way to meet new friends. I went from running 3 miles solo in the neighborhood a few days a week to joining local run groups in late 2017 for daily runs as I began training for the 2018 Shamrock Half Marathon, my first race ever. While training, I realized running was not only a huge stress reliever, but you become part of this large family with amazing support. I have met some of the best friends anyone could ask for through running. After Shamrock in March 2018, I ran multiple 5k - 10k’s, the Marine Corp Marathon for charity and the authentic marathon abroad in Athens, Greece. Ever since, I have and will continue to love the sport, the comradery, the fun runs and the races. I am very excited to have the honor to represent Running Etc. as a team Ambassador.