Started running local 5Ks while in elementary school, following my dad from race to race. Had a successful high school career and competed in college. After college I took some time off to find the love of running again. I ran my first marathon in 2000 and I did not respect the distance or training. The race ate me up and spit me up. I haven't made that mistake since. I have now successfully completed more than 35 marathons, 5 50 milers, 2 100 milers and everything else in-between.