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Lifetime bests

5 kilometers: 21:06, 2005 Michigan High school cross country state finals

10 kilometers: 47:13, 2013

Half marathon: 1:39:25, 2013 Bayshore Half Marathon

Marathon: 3:53:45, 2014 Chicago Marathon


Race distance: Marathon

Apparel: Oiselle

Running shoes: New Balance 1400 racing flats

Sports to participate in (other than running): Cycling. Duathlon. Cross country skiing

Sports to watch: Track & field. Road racing. Long-course triathlon

Books: The Silmarillion. Americanah. A Moveable Feast. Daring Greatly. Big Magic

Music: Florence & The Machine. Johnny Cash. Leonard Cohen

TV shows: Star Trek: The Next Generation. Parks & Recreation. Daredevil

Movies: The Big Lebowski. The Lord of the Rings. Singin’ in the Rain

Hobbies: reading. writing. hiking. archery. camping. traveling. outdoor adventures

Tea: Earl Grey. (Hot)


“When you’re a dreamer, heartbreak and failure come with the territory, but I can tell you it’s worth it, because it’s a way of living that is both moving and memorable.” – Lauren Fleshman

“I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life.” – Henry David Thoreau

“It’s when the discomfort strikes that they realize a strong mind is the most powerful weapon of all.” – Chrissie Wellington

“There is a price to pay for feeling joy, but if that joy comes, it is the best pain they have ever felt.” – Ironman World Championship 2011 coverage

“Choosing to live and love with our whole hearts is an act of defiance.” — Brené Brown

“Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” — Brené Brown

“When you’re willing to fall and you’re able to get back up, you’re dangerous.” – Brené Brown

“We must have the stubbornness to accept our gladness in the ruthless furnace of this world.” — Jack Gilbert

“I am not afraid of the world, but I am afraid of people who are afraid of the world.” — Elizabeth Gilbert