I began running (and enjoying it) during my freshman year of college when I attended Suffolk University, in Boston, MA. At first it was a way to keep off the creeping ‘freshman 15’ and to stay in shape during the soccer off-season, but eventually my late evening runs through the Boston Common, around the Charles River, and down through the North End and across the waterfront transformed running into more than just a form of exercise for me, it became a lifestyle. Now, not a day goes by where I don’t think about running. My training plan, what to eat to properly fuel for my tempo run the next morning, how many miles I have to run each week and when it was time to get new shoes, or how far away my next race is. It has become my obsession and without my endorphin fix, I am not a happy camper (seriously, ask anyone). I started to get serious about running, took the plunge and ran my first half marathon last June of 2011. I crossed the finish line with a huge smile on my face and haven’t looked back since. I caught ‘the bug’. I have run NINE half marathons since, and I’m currently in the 5th week of my marathon training for the Rock n’ Roll USA Washington DC Marathon, it will be my first! Here are my previous races and times, along with my PR’s! :
5k – 22:15 (7:10 pace)
10k – 51:40 (8:19 pace)
Half marathon – 1:39:00 (7:34 pace)!!
Marathon – TBD!
Vermont City Marathon Relay. May 26th, 2013
Amica IronHorse Half Marathon. June 2nd, 2013
Toronto Triathlon Festival – Sprint Distance. June 22nd, 2013
Rock n’ Roll Montreal Half/ Full (maybe) Marathon. September 22nd, 2013.
Zooma Cape Cod Half Marathon. September 28th, 2013.
1. Amica Iron Horse Half Marathon.
Simsbury, CT. June 5th, 2011
2. ING Hartford Half Marathon.
Hartford, CT. October 15th, 2011
(1:57:37) 8:59 pace
3. Hyannis Half Marathon.
Hyannis, MA. February 26th, 2012
(1:52:47) 8:37 pace
4. Courthouse O’Putnam 5k
Putnam, CT. March 11th, 2012
5. Allstate New York 13.1 Marathon
Queens, New York. March 24th, 2012
(1:49:20) 8:32 pace
6. Oleksak Lumber Half Marathon
Westfield, MA. April 1st, 2012
(1:58:15) 9:02 pace
7. Granby 10k Road Race
Granby, CT. May 5th, 2012
(51:40) 8:19 pace
8. Ten Penny Ale Shamrock Duathlon
Glastonbury, CT. May 20th, 2012
(1:51:47) (1st 5k 24:23)
9. Amica Iron Horse Half Marathon
Simsbury, CT. June 3rd, 2012
(1:43:23) 7:54 pace PR****
10. Independence Day 5000 5k
Milford, CT. July 4th, 2012
(22:31) 7:16 pace
11. Rock n’ Roll Providence
Providence, RI. August 19th, 2012
(1:48:14) 8:13 pace
12. Old Wethersfield 10k
Wethersfield, CT. August 26th, 2012
(52:57) 8:32 pace
13. Surftown Half Marathon
Westerly, RI. September 16th, 2012
(1:44:03) 7:57 pace
14. ING Hartford Half Marathon
Hartford, CT. October 13th 2012
(1:43:11) 7:53 pace PR***
15. Blue Back Mitten Run 5k
West Hartford, CT. December 2nd, 2012
(22:15) 7:10 pace PR**
16. Courthouse O’Putnam 5k
Putnam, CT. March 10th, 2013
(24:08) 7:46 pace —>with injured hip!
17. Rock n’ Roll USA Half Marathon
Washington, D.C. March 16th, 2013
(1:54:12) 8:43 pace
18. Rock n’ Roll Country Music Marathon
Nashville, TN. April 27th, 2013
(1:39:00) 7:34 pace ***PR!!