Favorite local spot and activity?
-My favorite spot is anywhere with a trail. I love the Greenway Trail System and cannot wait to see how it expands throughout Springfield, MO in the next few years. I start almost every morning with a run – there’s no other way I want to begin a new day. Whether it’s hitting the pavement or exploring a new trail, I’m all in.
-This year, I finally got the sub 1:50 half-marathon that I’ve been working towards. Now to get a sub 1:45!
-I’d love to go to Greece. That’s probably my number 1 dream trip at the moment. Otherwise, anywhere with a beach and sunshine sounds perfect!
Best thing about being an AAO Ambassador Athlete?
-Getting to use quality products and share experiences with others. I LOVE talking about my favorite gear and meeting new people. I share about the gear I use daily on my blog: papersandpavement.com – check it out and tell me what you’re loving right now!
Proudest athletic moment/single accomplishment?
-Completing my first back-to-back trail races after having the flu for 24 hours 3 days before the first race. This definitely tested me, physically and emotionally, but I came out of it a stronger athlete. I learned a lot of lessons on the trail that weekend.
Fun fact about yourself?
-I’m a PhD candidate and will graduate in 2018!!
-I like everything, but I’m currently on a country kick, so I’d have to say Thomas Rhett or Miranda Lambert.