I am a Soldier and an athlete. Up until about 2006 I ran because the Army told me to. Then I looked at my self and did not look too healthy so I started running because I wanted to and it became much more fun. In 2007my best friend was taken from us while on his third trip to Iraq. This is what made me turn the corner on my running. A week after the notification I ran my first Half-Marathon and have been hooked ever since. I enjoy coaching others, especially my daughter, in their running endeavors and hope to be a certified coach one day.