When did you get into running?
I started running at age 13 when I moved from humid Texas where we moved as slowly as we could to the cool foothills of Salt Lake City, Utah. I stopped running around 24 years of age, and after an 18 year break and 2 kids, started running again a few years ago.
Good question! I don’t know how many 5 and 10k’s. I’ve run 5 half marathons and 2 marathons, including Philadelphia in 2013 and NYC in 2014.
It might be the Philadelphia half marathon in 2012. It was my first big city race, and the crowd support and signs were a lot of fun and helped the time go by quickly. Plus, it was a beautiful day!
For the past 17 years, I was a toxicologist supporting development of medicines. I recently changed careers slightly and am working in a business development group within the same company, helping manage a partnership with a small company working on treatments for genetic cardiomyopathies and evaluating new investment opportunities.
We have 2 pets. A cat named Kitty, and a rescue mutt named Zoey.
Read and hang out or hike or ski with my husband and 2 kids.
I heard about the group a couple of years ago and applied to be a runner and to partner with a patient this year. I was fortunate to be paired with Kylene.
Because I wanted to be supportive. Since then, I’ve heard many touching and heart-felt stories and learned how difficult it can be for many patients to get an accurate diagnosis. I now have a smart, inspirational patient partner, Kylene, and I’m looking forward to “running for rare” in the Providence Marathon on May 3rd!