In a few sentences, tell us about yourself
I live in Columbus Ohio and work as a Registered Nurse and Personal Trainer. I started running in my early 20s, had to take a break for a few years then started up again a few years ago. It’s a part of my daily routine and I can’t live without it!
Why are you passionate about running for mental health?
Running helped me through the darkest time of my life when my early 20s. I was suffering with anxiety and depression. Running was my way of relieving my anxiety and talking through the emotions I was having. Running was how I coped with my struggles. Even though I’ve had my depression and anxiety under control for many years, I contribute that all to my daily morning runs. Running clears my head and is the best thing for my own mental health.
Do you have a running mantra?
I can run, I will run.
Where is your favorite place to run?
What are you most proud of (running or non running related)?
Running related, my first half marathon. I trained myself. Not running related, becoming a nurse.
Favorite running moment you’d love to re-live?
My husband proposed to me while we were out running a nearby trail. Best run ever.
What’s your favorite way to recover after a run?
I love coming back from a run, chugging water, then having my breakfast and coffee. Then I spend a few minutes stretching, followed by the best shower ever.
What’s one fun fact most people don’t know about you?
I had my boating license before my drivers license.
If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Is a hot dog a sandwich?