37 years old. Born and raised in Germany, running track and field then, moved to Colorado when I was 20. Wife and mother of 2 girls, formerly working in Elementary Education, now a certified massage therapist (specializing in sports massage, and injury), and looking to becoming a running coach/ and cycling instructor. Became an active runner again about 6 years ago, and for the last 4 year I have been really focusing on the middle and long distances, putting in more miles than ever before. I am amazed to see what you can achieve with hard work and dedication, training body and mind. Love running, cycling and hiking, anything really that makes my heart pound, legs burn and lungs scream, meeting and running with like minded people, challenging myself and always chasing after the next and bigger goal. Love to inspire others and participate and run in as many events as my budget allows.
This year, I finished my first marathon in 4:20, ran 6 (official) half marathons, PRed in the 5K and half marathon distance, placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd in age group in local races, received a medal and certificate for coming in 15th (age group 30-39) in the Bolder Boulder 10k a week after my first marathon, and also started pacing at races w/ Beast Pacing. I run about 20-30miles/week, love spinning and hiking 14ers in Colorado.