Here is a little information about me and my crazy running life. I was born and raised in rural northeastern Montana. I am a dog lover and run my solo runs with one of our Doberman Pinchers. I have been involved in athletics most of my life but did not start focusing on running until I later in life. I ran my first half marathon when I was 49 years old and became hooked on distance running. I ran my first marathon two years later and since then have run over 30 half marathons and 6 marathons.

I found CRC by accident while running on the North Creek Trail in Mill Creek during one of their Saturday runs. I stopped one of the runners and asked what run club this was and was invited to their next Tuesday run at St. Edwards. I have found CRC to be a very motivating and inspiring community. It has brought together a band of people with very diverse backgrounds who, without judgement, give encouraging advice and support to all members. The club’s coaches and members are always willing to help others be the best that they can be. Whether it’s wanting to run a new distance, hitting a new PR, or reaching any other personal goal, this club give you the tools to help you reach that goal. Since I started training with CRC I have set a new PR at every distance from the mile to the marathon, and reached one of my big goals, running qualifying times for the 2018 and 2019 Boston Marathons!  

One of my favorite things about CRC is that it is so much more than a running club. It is a family where life-long friendships are formed and a family that will always be at the finish line cheering you on. 

Half Marathon PR: 1:47:54

Marathon PR: 3:47:46

Training Pace: 8:45

Favorite Shoes: Love my Ugg slippers… Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 for running :)

Favorite Race Distance: I love the marathon training cycle but the half marathon is my favorite race distance.

Favorite Racing Experience: My favorite racing experience was the 2017 TCS NYC Marathon

Favorite CRC Memory: Gosh, there are so many it is hard to narrow it down to one.  I would have to say the trips to Eugene.  There is so much team building that goes on from the traveling together, the pre-race meal, the races, the post-race meal and the Eugene Prefontaine historical tour and wine tasting.  It is a fun trip I look forward to every year.