I started working at running central at the end of August 2013 but have been a customer of the store since 2003 when I first starting running with the Metamora cross country team. I was drawn to running central because of the atmosphere that surrounds it. I owe much of my success as a runner to the staff at running central and to the community of runners that surrounds the store. It gives me great joy to be able to work alongside the running central family and give back to the community. I am passionate about helping people hit their goals and rise to new heights because I know from personal experience how great it feels to do so. I also know from experience how it feels to have to take time off with injuries and I love that working at running central has given me an avenue to help people through the ups and downs that they experience on their journey. Being someone who loves fitness and loves helping people I can say with confidence “I do what I love and love what I do”.
I ran both my first half marathon and first full marathon in 2013 and was able to hit my goal of qualifying for Boston. I have since run 3 full marathons and multiple half marathons. I will be running Boston in the spring of 2016 with a personal goal to run a sub 3 hour marathon by the fall of 2016.
Start Date: August 2013
Hometown: Originally from Peterborough, UK but currently reside in Peoria, Illinois
Current shoe of choice: New Balance 1400/New Balance Vazee Pace