Posted 8th August 2016

Hometown: Walterboro, SC

Currently Resides: Columbia, SC

Running Love (Why do you love it? When did you fall in love with it? What do you love about it?)  I love running for so many reasons, but that was not always the case. At first, running was difficult for me because I was overweight and completely out of shape. I stuck with it though and am so glad I did. Running has given me a greater sense of self-confidence and helped me find better health. I’ve met some of the most amazing and inspiring people through running. I love how a bad day can be turned around with a good run. I can still remember crossing the finish line at my first half marathon. I thought I was going to die! But it wasn’t more than a few days later that I was looking for my next running adventure. That’s when I knew I was hooked!

Spirit Animal.  Finch

What is your coveted superpower?  I would love to have the Healing Factor for rapid recovery after long swim, bike, and run sessions!

In 3 words, how would your closest friends describe you?  Ball of fire.

Words of wisdom for new runners? Give yourself the time and freedom to discover what running means to you. Your friends may enjoy running for one reason but that may not be the reason that motivates and drives you. Experience it all by going for a run alone, run with friends, run in a park, run on trails, sign up for a race. There’s a million and one ways to experience and enjoy running, so try them all until you find your niche. Oh, and find your perfect pair of Ons!

What does representing On mean to you? Once upon a time, I was not a fan of running.  I just never felt comfortable and it was one injury after another for me.  I finally started to accept that all of the negative experiences I had with running were just the rite of passage for runners.  That is, until I discovered On.  It was love at first run. Honestly. I’ve been running in Ons for over 3 years now and they have been absolute game-changers for me. With innovative ideas and dedication to creating shoes that provide the best running experiences for all types of runners, I’m beyond excited to represent such an amazing company that helped rekindle my love for running.  I can’t wait to help spread the word about On, because everyone deserves to know just how fun running can be when you run on clouds!

Favorite distance to run?  I really enjoy the half marathon distance. It’s not too long, but just long enough.

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