Health knowledge made personal
Fitness and health were not always part of my life. After college, I found myself overweight, ill more often than not and diagnosed as pre-diabetic and insulin-resistant at the age of 26. I ran my first half marathon in the summer of 2009 after successfully completing the Marathoner In Training (MIT) Program in Columbus, Ohio and undeniably changed my life â??one mile at a time.â?? I have run seven more half marathons since then and my first full marathon in 2011. Running has not only changed my health and appearance, but given me back my self-confidence and belief that we really can achieve the impossible. Running, fitness, strength training and healthy eating have become an integral part of my life and while I still experience unexpected setbacks from time to time, I strive to maintain my health and continue my weight-loss journey on a daily basis. I currently coach the 13 minute mile pace group with MIT and enjoy helping and educating newer runners every chance I can. I also enjoy keeping up to date with races, events and endurance athletes, especially since endurance sports have had such an positive impact on my life. When I am not running, I enjoy hiking, camping, biking and canoeing with my husband and two dogs. I strive to help people in both my personal and professional life.