Where are you from, and what brought you to the area? I am originally from Raleigh. I’ve left the area several times over the years to live and work in other places but always returned to the Triangle. My family moved to Chapel Hill in 2008 after separating from working with USAID.
Why do you run? For sanity. It is my head candy; keeps me balanced and from becoming too unhinged. Everywhere I’ve lived I sought out the community of other runners.
Why did you decide to join Carrboro Run Club, how long have you been running with us, and what keeps you coming back? I think I’ve been running with the club from close to the start at Fleet Feet where a charismatic young running evangelist named Steph gained a loyal following that has followed her to several locations.
Tell us about your best/worst/weirdest running moment:
Best - everyday that I’m able to step out my door and run without fear.
Worst - making a wrong turn on a course and realizing everyone behind was following!
Weirdest - running through a couple of traffic cones placed in the street at a military checkpoint and being chased and challenged by unhappy guards who felt I disrespected their post.
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? The oratory power of the great leaders.
If you could eat only one meal or food for the rest of your life, what would it be? The large seafood combination plater with sweet tea and hushpuppies from Hoskins
Restaurant in North Myrtle Beach, SC.
What is something you want people to know about you? Running has saved my life by helping me overcome depression and unhealthy behaviors of young adulthood.
What is something you have done recently, or are about to do, that you are proud of? Wrote letters to members of the Carrboro City Council supporting extension of a greenway along Bolin Creek from Umstead Park through Carolina North to link nearby schools to the town’s greenway system.