I started running as a freshman in high school because the cross country team was looking for people to join. I was not an athlete, but credit that team (along with my family) with giving me the fitness and motivation to apply, get in and graduate from the Coast Guard Academy. After graduation, I spent 5 years working on ships and running in some exotic locations. I am now a structural engineer and a mother of a rambunctious toddler. I enjoy running marathons, halfs, skiing and hiking. My favorite distance is 10K.