I’ve been running since about 2005, and I started running to relieve stress and haven’t looked back. It actually took me about 6 years of running on my own before I ran a local 5 K. I have been a member of BWRC since it began. I met a number of people who are club members as part of CARA summer marathon training, which I joined in 2013 in preparation for my first Chicago Marathon. I’ve run 11 marathons and 2 50K, as well having completed Abbott’s Six World Marathon majors, including Boston 2018 which was more of a swim. I love being able to run with the group, serve as a pace group leader, and hear stories of how people have gotten into running. There’s so much fun stuff we share on our runs! I am also a RRCA certified running coach. When I’m not running, my day job is a hospital pharmacist. I am a dog lover and have 2 rescue dogs plus a third who lives with my daughter. Oh yes, I have a husband too who is supportive of my running and has cheered me on during many of my marathons. I conveniently live in Arlington Heights, a short 10 minute drive to my favorite running place, Busse Woods!