"I have noticed that the healthier that I am, the happier I am. And I want to always be happy. I am at my best when I am working hard. I was looking for a healthy outlet and I found it on the trails. Trail Running, Hiking, Snow shoeing...Basically, anything outside.
I’ve been a road runner since middle school but just started trail running [at the end of 2015]. I had ran numerous marathons but wanted something different. So [in 2015] I signed up for my first 50K- (Smith Rock Ascent) and then ran my second Ultra 2 months later (Mt. Hood 50k) in over 2 hours faster than Smith Rock. I have since improved my times dramatically... even taking my marathon time (which I couldn’t get under 5 hours for years) and now have ran 2 in just barely over 4 hours."