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Hometown: Tampa Bay, Florida

Atlanta Track Club Member:  Four Years

Favorite Atlanta Track Club Event: Mercedes-Benz Stadium 5K/Walk Like MADD, PNC Atlanta 10 Miler

Favorite Place to Run in Atlanta: Stone Mountain PATH

 

 

My running career started when...

I was trying to get healthy and lose weight. It started with running my first race at the Thanksgiving Day 5K in 2011 while running sporadically for fitness. I made a full commitment to running when I completed my first triathlon in 2016 and have worked with Atlanta Track Club since to fine-tune my speed and endurance.

I joined Atlanta Track Club because...

 I wanted to have a community to run with – running with friends is way more fun. And the perks of joining Atlanta Track Club are pretty great too!

My most memorable running experience was...

Finishing the Thanksgiving 5K with my family in 2016. It’s now our annual family tradition and it’s probably one of my favorite moments every Thanksgiving.

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

That it’s a great way to meet new people! In doing group runs and training programs, I’ve made a ton of new friends who I’ve been able to call to meet up for a quick run in the park (or a run to a local brewery) and keep each other accountable on our running goals.

I run to/for/because...

I want to “earn” all the chips and queso I can eat!