You would never guess, but I used to dislike running because it reminded me of gym class! Little did I know that running, let alone pacing, would later become a passion. I started with a Couch to 5k program and didn’t give up, even when times were tough. From there I made new friends and developed a great support system that has proven to be very beneficial, especially in the last couple years as I have been battling injuries and other curve balls of life. They have also showed me the importance of finding a balance between running and other passions in life. I pay this forward by pacing races and offering support and kind words when needed, even in the form of songs or corny jokes. I hear a lot of inspirational stories from runners about overcoming obstacles and one thing I hope to do as a pacer in 2018 is share the wisdom I have gained as a runner and encouraging others to not give up.

I love Gazelle Girl because of its positive energy. You feel it all around you. It takes a lot of hard work to get to the start line, so I want to help you in any way I can to get you to the finish line. I hope to see you out there!