What is your favorite quote that guides, inspires, or embodies your training/racing/life?
"Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible." - Claude Bissell
Favorite post-race meal?
Steak Fajitas with grilled peppers and onions!
What is your must-have piece of running gear?
I cannot run without quality running socks. I’m absolutely terrified what kind of blisters I might get if I tried.
Do you have a training philosophy?
I believe in incorporating all the ingredients (speed, strength, endurance) into year-round training. I believe every runner is unique and must race to their strengths and train for their weaknesses. The mental game is half the battle, and also persistence always wins. Finally, I believe one should train both harder AND smarter.
What is your favorite place to run?
At the horse trails in Harbins Park, Dacula Georgia.
Why do you run?
I run because I truly enjoy it, not only racing but also going out and putting in long miles. Long runs lead to great conversations, deepened friendships, and a peaceful mind. Through running, I have also been able to visit places I never imagined. Running is also a parallel to everyday life, offering valuable lessons of hard work, passion and commitment. For me, running has also been a platform to share my values, lessons and faith with others, giving deeper purpose and meaning to why I run.
What is your favorite workout?
Mile repeats are my favorite because they are such a familiar distance that every split is easy to reference. They are also a workout I’ve done since I was young, and it's fun to compare years of improvements.
What is your favorite activity, when not running?
I enjoy art as a hobby, whether its photography, painting, or designing.
Complete the sentence: If I was stranded in a hotel room with one movie and one book they would be…
The Bible and 50 First Dates.
|2013 - USA Championship Competitor - 1500m|
|2013 - NCAA DI Track and Field Championship - 1500m - 8th place|
|2013 - NCAA Division I - Indoor Mile - 2nd place|
|2013 - School Record Holder - Indoor Mile|
|2011 - NCAA Division I - Cross Country - 1st place|