What inspired you to run for NPF?

My son, Nathan.  At the age of 14, Nathan began to get ill with abdominal pain and vomiting.  He was sick for eight years before they discovered that he had an anullar pancreas and pancreatic divisum.  In, 2014, Nathan had an 18 hour surgery, a total pancreatectomy with auto islet transplant.  His journey has been a marathon and continues on.  I run for Nathan and everyone who suffers from pancreatic disease.

Name one thing on your bucket list

I want to ride a donkey down the Grand Canyon and hopefully back up again!

Your go to meal before a race:

Pretty boring, peanut butter sandwich and a glass of NUUN.

Name five things you can’t live without

Diet coke, my husband, Bruce, my six kids, my parents, my siblings, and diet coke.  Okay, that’s more than five, but I truly couldn’t live without all of these people in my life, and diet coke.

What’s your secret talent?

 I can start an IV on anyone.  Truly a hidden talent that isn’t very popular at parties.

Have you ever been told you look like someone famous?

I regularly get mistaken for Stockard Channing.

Running mantra or life mantra?

Let it Go…I had this tattooed on my wrist long before Elsa was singing it.

Favorite race and why?

Baroda Wine 5K, my first ever with my sisters at my side.

What’s your dream job?

To be the owner of a doggy hospice.

Favorite place to run?

The figure eight around St Mary’s Lake and St Joseph’s Lake on the campus of the University of Notre Dame Campus.

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