I spent my childhood as a competitive figure skater and only discovered distance running by accident, thanks to a local 5k road race my Dad challenged me to during my sophomore year of high school. I was recruited to join Corona del Mar High School’s nationally ranked XC team after the 5k race and finished out high school juggling both sports. I went on to run both Cross-Country and Track (3k-10k) at Princeton University where I was a scoring member of the 2009 NCAA DI Cross-Country Championships 5th place team, an All-America honoree in the 10k (2009), and a 4x Ivy League champion. I graduated in 2011 with some unfinished business, and upon moving to Manhattan took to racing the roads with the support of the New York Athletic Club! I started this blog to chronicle my adventures living, working and running in Big Apple. The living in the city part is admittedly now a bit less exciting but under the guidance of Terry Shea, the BEST coach a girl could ask for, the running is better than ever! I closed out 2014 with a half-marathon PR of 1:14.06 (US ½ Marathon Championships) and the OT “A” standard at the Chicago Marathon (2:34:47). Follow along as I chronicle my journey to the 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials and beyond!