What inspired you to run for the NPF?
Two years ago, I saw my mom’s best friend Joann cheering on her daughter in the Marine Corps Marathon. Last year, over the MCM weekend, Joann started hospice care after a 4 month battle with pancreatic cancer. I decided that weekend that I wanted to run in the 2018 MCM. Since then, I have found running to be therapeutic, both in the loss of Joann and any other difficulties that I encounter. I am heartbroken over Joann’s passing but am so looking forward to honoring her by running the MCM with a foundation that supports those affected by pancreatic illnesses.
Three words that describe you.
Positive, Peppy, and Persistent!
Don’t quit your daydream – absolutely anything is possible if we want it enough!
Favorite meal after a race
Big McDonald’s breakfast – I can eat the entire thing, no shame.
What’s your favorite book?
A toss-up between A Thousand Splendid Suns and Pride and Prejudice – I’m an English teacher so I loooove to read! Picking an absolute favorite is tough for me.
What’s your dream job?
Back up dancer for Beyonce – I’m still waiting for my call (juuust kidding)
What fad or trend do you hope comes back?
Rollerblading – I’ve seen a couple people around the D.C. mall rollerblading, and now with the electronic scooters flying around the city, I feel like it’s only a matter of time. I’ll be ready for it.
What is your biggest pet peeve?
I’m not a violent person at all, but I could smack someone for chewing too loudly. I haven’t done that yet…but I’ve been closer than I care to admit!
What’s your secret talent?
I am confident that I can win almost any hula hoop contest.
What is your favorite time of day and why?
I am definitely a morning person! Most weekdays I wake up at 5:15am, and even on the weekends I can’t sleep past 9am. I feel most productive in the morning, and love to get things done and out of the way so that I can enjoy the rest of the day!