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I’ve been running since fall of 2005. I’ve covered many miles, trails, and tears  between them all!

In 2015, I was accepted to the Rock'n'Blog team. I remained on the team for 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 and enjoyed my 4 years with Rock'n'Roll Marathon series. I love the organization and support of the Rock'n'Roll races! They will always be on my to-race list.

In 2019, I joined the BibRave Pro team. While I loved Rock'n'Roll, I had to decline the program in 2019 due to lack of races within a 6-9 hour driving distance. The program was also changing the requirements and I knew I could not meet the minimum number of races since the local races were decreasing.

With BibRave, I get to do my favorite thing about racing...writing about it! I can review any race, including adding my tiny local races, on BibRave.

Also, as a Pro, I have a wide variety of sponsored races that I can choose to run, review, and promote. It's like I get paid to run and write about it, which is the best thing ever for a turtle like myself.

2006-2019 Races

5K (3.1 miles)

  • Summerize your Body-2006
  • Cahaba River Ramble (trail)- 2006, 2008,
  • Really Cold-2006
  • Mercedes Birmingham-2007
  • Turkey Trot-2006
  • St. Marks Kenya run-2007
  • MDA run-2007 (PR 26:56)
  • Watermelon Run-2006, 2007
  • St. Patrick’s Day-2009, 2011
  • Mayor’s Cup-2010
  • DCH Fun Run-2007, 2009

10K (6.2 miles)

  • TNT-2006, 2008
  • Vulcan Run-2006
  • Doctor’s Day-2007, 2009, 2010
  • Race the Rockies trail-2009, 2011

10 Miler

  • Cahaba River Ramble trail-2009, 2010,
  • Distance for Disaster-2011

15K (9.3miles)

  • Firehouse Trail-2006, 2007

Half Marathon

  • **Cahaba River Ramble 14.1 trail miles (It was supposed to be 10 miles…oops!)-2007
  • Race the Rockies trail-2011
  • Twisted Ankle trail-2010, 2011, 2012
  • Gulf Coast-2012

Marathon

Allstate Hot Chocolate 5K Nashville Race Report

Disclaimer: I received an entry to the Allstate Hot Chocolate 5k to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews! The Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k/5k in Nashville was such a great race! This was my first …

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Half Marathon

I ran my second Rock ‘n’ Roll half marathon for 2016!! This year is already my best year ever with training and racing with Rock ‘n’ Roll. The last time I raced Nashville, it was dubbed the “monsoon marathon”. Flash flooding was interesting. Lightening was not. This year, we were going to deal with heat, …

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Mission Accomplished! Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans

I have so many emotions going that I’m having trouble with the words. I’m absolutely ecstatic to have this medal in my hand. It means 2 years of doubt are over. Those lingering questions about whether or not I could return to running are over. The answer is definitely YES! As far as the race, …

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The Half-Marathon Fiasco

Today was the first race of 2014! I laced up my shoes after a rough winter and got ready for the Tuscaloosa Half-Marathon. This was the second year for the race, first year for me. I was looking forward to this race for a few reasons. Here is one of them. I got to see …

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Warrior Dash 2013

It’s been 2 years in the making, but I finally got to do a Warrior Dash! I have read many fun reports of people participating in the obstacle course run that ends with mud and fire. Naturally, this is highly interesting to me. I love racing challenges and since I run trails more than road, …

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Apalachicola Half-Marathon

Bright and early, me and a few hundred other runners got up and got ready to run throughout Apalachicola bay. The training to this point has been okay, but not great. I lost about 3 weeks of training due to bronchitis and pneumonia, but it was earlier in September so I’ve had some good weekend …

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Gulf Coast Half Marathon

This was a disaster. Short version-I finished on two legs. And my time was slower than my last trail half in Colorado with hefty elevation. I’m not cut out for beach races. Long version: I woke up with burning skin, dry throat, and a way too full stomach from the night before. I had a …

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St. Jude Marathon race report

It still hasn’t sunk in. But it better, because I’m doing this again! Short version: great race, exceptional organization, and I’m probably spoiled for life with the exceptional service from the directors. I finished. And I did it before they closed the course. Long version: I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Even if …

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