I never thought I would be a runner! But one day in 2008, one of my personal training clients told me to read the ChiRunning book and the rest is history. I immediately decided to become an Instructor.
My goal is to help existing runners continue their passion without injury. I also love teaching beginners the right way to run so they avoid injury and make running a lifelong fitness habit.
I completed my first marathon on 2/19/2012, my 41st birthday.
“I would’ve never considered it if weren’t for ChiRunning! It’s changed my life in so many ways and I love to share it with people”.
Thanks to this, my longest run so far is 62 miles. I am now an ultra runner and also received the first Instructor of the Year Award in 2018!
I am very active in the community on many levels. My passion is combining ChiWalking and ChiRunning with charities. “It’s a win-win when you are training for an event. You are getting healthy and giving back at the same time!”
My 3-Day Breast Cancer Team, Las Bombas, won biggest team and team that raised the most money several years in a row. Year to date they have raised over $850K for Susan G Komen. In 2012 I walked 100 miles for Marriage Equality in Arizona. I was on the Board of Directors for Girls On The Run Maricopa County from 2015-2018. I am a Distinguished Toastmaster and has held several leadership roles in her area with Toastmasters.
I’m a Certified Fitness Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist with the National Academy of Sports Medicine and the Organizer for Running for Brews Tempe.
I am the owner of The Running University. Visit www.TheRunningUniversity.com for more information. You can download my free ebook: 15 Steps for the Beginner Beginner ™ Runner, Easy and Practical How To’s for the ‘Newbie’, ‘Could Be’, ‘Sort Of’ or ‘Reluctant Runner’