My running journey began in 2013, when I completed my first half marathon. I was in my early 20s, searching a healthy way to deal with the stress of graduate school and working full time. Running turned out to be the perfect solution. After competing in several other half marathons that year, I set a goal to run a half or full marathon in all 50 states and DC. Four years later, I have checked 20 states and DC off the list. In total, I have completed 27 half marathons, 9 marathons, 1 Ultra Ragnar, and 1 Olympic triathlon. My life as an endurance athlete has been so rewarding, and I love sharing my passion with others, helping them to recognize their own potential to accomplish things they never thought possible. I am so excited to be an ambassador for the Mesa-PHX Marathon, and hope to meet you on race day!