I started running in my late 20's in order to check off a bucket list item of completing a marathon, and then much to my surprise I found out that I love it. Being a competitive person, I like races and testing myself, but even more than that I love just going for a run. No matter how badly a day goes, it's always better after a run. I'm primarily a long distance runner and Boston Marathon qualifier/finisher. I am a certified running coach with the Road Runners Club of America having coached marathon, half-marathon, and other distance runners for several years. Prior to becoming a coach, I mentored many runners helping them to complete marathons and half marathons through the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training program.