A relative newcomer to running, racing and the ultra-distance, my passion for the sport grows by the week.
I did not run in high school or college, and I only took up running with any regularity in 2012, at the age of 38.
For those who doubt their own abilities and capacity for endurance, I am living proof that is is possible to achieve goals beyond your wildest dreams in a relatively short period if the practice is done carefully and with dedication.
Starting in my twenties, running consisted a very on-again, off-again relationship with the treadmill (mostly off). I lived in London and worked a time-intensive job in the investment banking industry, never running outside due to traffic and pollution. These sporadic attempts at running continued in fits and starts throughout the years, running just a couple of miles here or there. In my late thirties, following issues with elevated blood pressure, my husband watched me banging cluelessly away in the only way I knew how — the treadmill — while he hit the local trails. Finally, with his encouragement, curiosity got the better of me and I ventured onto dirt for the first time. It was nothing short of an awakening and I’ve never looked back.
I have two young boys and hope I am setting the right example for them by being active and committed. The juggling act of wife, mother, and professional (I’m a part-time attorney) isn’t always easy, but then again, nothing worth doing ever is.
I encourage each of you to nourish your inner athlete. It’s in there, I promise. I hope that my blog inspires you to start or keep moving in whatever form that may take and can act as a discussion board for runners and the running-curious alike.
Citizenship: Dual US and British
Occupation: Attorney (wine industry)
Education: JD Berkeley Law, MPhil Cambridge University, BA summa cum laude, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign