Where are you from? Originally, Seattle, WA, most recently from Fort Collins, CO

How long have you lived in the area? 8 months

What are three words your friends would use to describe you? Adventurous, driven, and intense  

Why do you run? Why do I run… well before moving here I thought I had given up running for good! Needless to say, running and I have had an on-again, off-again relationship since I trained for my first ½ marathon back in 2010. I find myself pulled back to running for the community; and I also love the sense of awe and accomplishment I feel after a long run. It’s pretty dang cool that our bodies can move us so far!

Why did you decide to join the Station Pub Run? After living here a few months, and living the making-friends-as-an-adult struggle, I was reminded that pub running has always been a reliable way to form community. I’ve joined pub running groups in Portland, OR, Tampa, FL, Fort Collins, CO and now here in Chapel Hill! 

What is your favorite thing about the Station Pub Run? Chuckling every week at Steph’s emails?! Oh – and the community!

Describe the most recent (appropriate 🙂 ) photo you took with your phone: Me, kissing a child-sized, orange weasel at 21c in Durham.

What is the best piece of advice you ever received, and who gave it to you? “Balance your equilateral triangle.” – random guy at art fair at New Belgium Brewery… using a triangle visual/metaphor to evaluate how balanced different components of life be it work, play, family, etc.  

If you could have any talent or skill in the entire world, without needing to practice and money was no limitation, what would it be? Backcountry downhill skiing.

Tell us something about yourself that not many people know: In Colorado I did volunteer trail maintenance on backcountry xc ski trails for the Forest Service. Every Friday I hopped in a truck with three retired men with my coffee, pack, skis, and saw to head up to the pass and mark trails, shovel bridges, and cut out/down trees obstructing the trail. I became quite the sawyer!

What is something you have done recently, or are about to do, that you are proud of?  I took a solo-bikepacking trip in Pisgah when I first moved here. 85 miles and ~9,000 ft of climbing in a day and a half was pretty freaking epic!

Please share your favorite quote or slogan: Not all girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice. Some girls are made of adventure, fine beer, brains and no fear.