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Hometown: Atlanta

Atlanta Track Club Member: One year

Favorite Atlanta Track Club Event: AJC Peachtree Road Race

Favorite Place to Run in Atlanta: Chastain Park and the Chattahoochee River

My running career started when

I joined the middle school track team at Woodward Academy

I joined Atlanta Track Club because...

I love the Atlanta Track Club because of how welcoming it is.  I have met some of my closest friends running and love promoting running to my friends, family, and coworkers as well as be a resource for them as a result. My most memorable moment was qualifying for the Boston Marathon.  My parents were at the finish line and cheering me on and all I could do was cry!

My craziest running story/moment was...

I have a tendency to fall when I run.  One time I fell while running on Peachtree in the middle of rush hour and had to run back to my house with two bloody knees.  I got all these stares from people walking and asking if I was ok.  I just told them my ego was more bruised than my knees.

The one thing I want everyone to know about Atlanta Track Club...

How welcome everyone is no matter how fast you run‚Äč.

I run (to/for/because)…

The runner’s high, explore new cities and therapy on a stressful work day.