Hi! I’m Organic Runner Mom!
I found running back in high school when I used to run before crew practice. It was common for us to have to run from boathouse row in Philadelphia to “The Three Angels” and back as a warm-up before getting into our shells for the real workout. Someone once called me “gazelle” during one of these runs perhaps because of my ridiculously awkward, skinny long legs but perhaps more so because they could see how freeing running could be for me. I rowed all through high school and college at Colby College in Maine and then met my husband, a rower too at Bates College! I used to be a rower but when my husband and I moved back to New Hampshire so he could join the family business, Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs in 2000 running became my new passion!
Being a runner has taken me on a journey of self-discovery and made me a stronger individual both inside and out. As a runner I am inspired and motivated by all of the amazing endurance athletes that I meet. Since I discovered my love for running I have met many new friends and have continued to set new goals for myself. I always have big dreams and love a new challenge. I am now a half marathon runner, marathon runner (2 time Boston Marathon Finisher, soon to be 3 time finisher!), trail runner, and mountain runner. Several injuries (tendonitis and a back injury) have led me to discover triathlons. Most recently I completed my first Half Ironman and the Timberman Ironman 70.3.
In addition to all of the crazy training that I do for running and triathlons I also love Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Cross Country Skiing, Downhill Skiing, Climbing (Indoors only so far), Yoga and strength training. When I am not training for some crazy endurance sports event or blogging I am busy with our two crazy kids. We can always be found hiking, biking, building fairy houses, coloring, crafting, swimming and going on all kinds of outdoor New Hampshire adventures!
In my life pre-kids I was a two time Collegiate rowing coach, and then a first grade teacher but now I am a Mom (The best job!), a healthy living and endurance sports blogger, and a Certified Holistic Health Coach (Integrative Institute of Nutrition). I also do freelance writing work as well as Social Media work for our family Organic Egg business.
I am currently an ambassador for:
- The North Face Locals
- Skirt Sports
- SUPLove Stand Up Paddle Boards
- Crazy Compression Socks,
- Clever Training,
- Skratch Labs Taste Agent
- ZOOMA Women’s Race Series
I love sharing my athletic pursuits with you as well as training tips, nutrition tips, recipes, and lots of motivation. I hope you will join me often on my blog here and that you will share your stories and inspirations too.