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Ambassador 2023

I am so excited to be a Seattle Marathon ambassador!  Believe it or not, I have not always been a runner.  In 2011, I stood on the sidelines of a marathon cheering on some friends.  At the time, I believed the limiting belief that "this body doesn't run". I, however, became so inspired seeing all of the different runners (varying ages, body types, and paces) that I began to say, "Why not me!"  


The next day I went out for my first run and made it one block.  Slowly but surely, I continued training and in 2012, I crossed my first marathon finish line (the same race I spectated at in 2011)!  I went from zero miles to 26.2 miles in less than a year and "runstrongrun" was born!

Since then, it’s been my joy to encourage other first-time marathoners and help pace runners to the finish line.  Most commonly, you'll find me pacing the rockstar 6-hour marathon finish time group. I love advocating for the "back of the pack" runners and loudly proclaiming, "All runners count!" 


In 2023, I have a goal of running 12 full marathons.  The Seattle Marathon 2023 will be my 35th lifetime marathon and marathon number 11 of 2023!  I can't wait to see you on the course at the Seattle Marathon! 

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