When I was 7 I went for my first run. I ran along the winding roads near the lake house my family had rented for a couple of weeks. I was just following my mom and sister, looking for something to do. What I found was a freedom that I have remembered and carried with me ever since.

I love running! I also hate running (sometimes).

When I was in college in Colorado Uta Pippig made for some exciting Boston Marathon news, and I enjoyed a kind of hometown pride for the race itself, having grown up in NH (close enough to Boston that I  have always looked at it as “my city”).  At the time, I could barely run a mile, but I knew that I wanted to be part of the Boston Marathon someday.

It turned out that 2015 was my Boston Marathon year. I took a leap and applied to run for the American Liver Foundation team. It was a pretty big leap, considering the fundraising commitment was $5,000 on top of the race entry and application fee ($300 +). The universe rewarded me for that leap with acceptance to the team. I trained through the snowiest winter on record for the Boston area, and ran 26.2 from Hopkinton to Boston in April. In the process, I wrote here about my training.

I’m still running, training, eating, and writing about it occasionally. I’m flattered if you have read this far.

Marathons: (3)

  • Boston Marathon (Boston, MA) 2015 (4:59:32)
  • Marine Corps Marathon (Washington, D.C.) 2014 (5:14:04)
  • Bay State Marathon (Lowell, MA) 2008 (4:57:34)

Half Marathons: (6)

  • Newburyport Half-Marathon (2:11:46)
  • Greenstride Half Marathon (Newburyport, MA) 2015 (2:07:22)
  • Run to the Rock (Plymouth, MA) 2015 (2:25:28)
  • Boston’s Run to Remember (Boston, MA) 2014 (2:07:38)
  • Mohawk-Hudson Half-Marathon (Albany, NY) 2013 (2:33:40)
  • Smuttynose Rockfest Half Marathon (Portsmouth, NH) 2013 (2:06:08)
  • Smuttynose Rockfest Half Marathon (Portsmouth, NH) 2011 (2:11:23)


  • Falmouth Road Race (Falmouth, MA) 2013
  • Yankee Homecoming Old Fashioned Ten Miler (Newburyport, MA) 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Doyle’s Emerald Necklace 5-mile (Jamaica Plain, MA) 2013
  • An Ras Mor 5K (Cambridge, MA) 2013
  • 5K Resolution Run to Kick Cancer (Lexington, MA) 2013
  • Festivus 5K (Salem, MA) 2012
  • Jingle Bell Run 5K (Metuchen, NJ) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Medway Turkey Trot 5K (Medway, MA) 2012
  • Timlin Memorial 5K (Hopkinton, MA) 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012
  • Smuttynose Will Run for Beer 5K (Hampton, NH) 2012, 2013
  • Keeping the Beat 5K for Children’s Hospital (Hull, MA) 2011
  • Holliston 5K for Children’s Hospital (Holliston, MA) 2008
  • Chilmark Road Race (Chilmark, MA) 2005, 2006
  • Danskin Women’s Triathlon (Devens, MA) 2002
  • Tufts 10K (Boston, MA) 2000
  • Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure (NYC, NY) 2000

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