St. Louis, MO….University City
5k, 10k, 1/2 Marathon, Marathon
10k : 42:43
1 mile: 4:39
Age Group 40-44 1st place St. Louis Track Club Half Marathon
I’m 43 years old, and I have been running since middle school, with a few hiatuses along the way. I was born in Kansas City, MO and I currently live in St. Louis, MO. I ran cross country in 9th grade, but my 10th grade year was cut short by a knee injury, so I took up swimming that same year, after my recovery. I swam from 10th to 12th grade, and I qualified for the state championships my junior and senior year, in the 500yd and 200yd races. I joined the track team my senior year, after nearly 3 years of no running. The 1st few weeks I was pretty slow, running with JV. At our 1st race, I ran the mile and broke 5 minutes, which got onto varsity, and eventually district championships that spring. I was back in running f0rm! After college, in my mid 20’s, I ran my 1st marathon in Columbus Ohio, 2002, and I broke 3:30, so I figured I’d keep running marathons after optometry school was over. My second marathon is pictured in my cover photo. I ran a 3:23 in 2007, then kept a marathon per year from 2007 to 2011. I qualified for Boston 2010 with a 3:08:48, at the rock n roll phoenix , AZ in January 2009. Back then if you ran a qualifying time, then you ran Boston, and that was my 1st and 0nly Boston. After another several year hiatus, I decided to attempt breaking the 3 hour mark in a marathon. I’ve run a marathon every year from 2016 to 2018. My PR was in October 2018, 3:03:59, at Lakefront Milwaukee Marathon. I took a break in 2019, but I did a virtual marathon in 2020. I’m still chasing sub 3, but I’m also just trying to stay as fit a runner as my aging body will allow. I LOVE RUNNING!
I’m currently utilizing Luke’s coaching, in order to attempt a sub 3 marathon. My first realistic attempt will be the Glass City Marathon LIVE! on April 25, 2021.