Current Residence: Plano, Texas
Hometown: Pinckney, Michigan
Qualifying Race and Time: Chevron Houston Marathon, January 2023 (2:36:24)
How did you feel when you qualified? What was that experience like? The feeling of qualifying for the Trials is almost indescribable. It's being completely overjoyed at the finish line and not knowing whether to smile and immediately celebrate, or cry with the relief knowing the 6+ months of training was worth it. I think my feelings were a mix of every possible emotion at that finish line. You see the clock and you see your time, but did it really happen? And after coming up 15 seconds short in November, the relief of qualifying the second time was completely overwhelming, in the best possible way. You realize at that moment that the training paid off. I AM capable. We are ALL capable of great things!
What dream are you chasing at the Trials? My dream for the Trials is simply to get there healthy and fit, and enjoy the experience. If training goes well, I hope to improve my marathon time. What better event than surrounded by the top performers in the US? I've already been tremendously blessed with qualifying, but I know I am capable of more too. So let's continue to dream big on the biggest stage! Let's set another PR, and have fun while doing it!