I took up running in May 2015, and it's been one of the best decisions I've made as well as one of the most rewarding.

Interlaken Icicle Dash

My first 5k was in October 2015, and up until 2018, I ran in at least once race each month. I started with 5ks and 10ks and gradually began running in trail races and half marathons. Currently, the longest distance I've run is a 30k.

Oregon Coast 30k

I'm not a fast runner, and when I'm racing I'm only competing against myself. This is what makes running so great - there is always something to work towards, whether it's running faster than last time or running further than before.

5k in Paradise

Trail running combines the two things I love most: running and hiking. I see myself eventually doing more trail races than road races, and my ultimate running goal is to one day complete an ultramarathon.

Swift Cantrell Classic - the race I got my 5k PR in.
I'm towards the left in the magenta t-shirt.

My Athlinks profile can be found here:

My personal records are 26:51 for a 5k, 56:48 for a 10k, and 2:08:21 for a half marathon.