As a child I loved to run. I would run around the house for hours to see how fast I could do it. When I entered middle school we would have field days where you could enter any event you wanted to run from the 100m to the 5,000 meter. This is where I found out that I had a gift for sprinting and I could win most of the events I would enter. I realized that I should enter the middle school track season and see what would happen. I loved the 100 and 200 meters events and the relays. When I was in High School I moved to the 400 meter and the 800 meter events. I ran Track and cross Country for the 4 years of high school. Cross Country was a new experience for me and I learned it was a great way to stay in shape for the track season. 5K at the time seemed so far. When I went to college I stayed with the sprinting and loved every day of it. After College I did not run until 2002 when Adam Rich and I decided to run the Boulder Bolder for the first time, After this race I was hooked on distance running. I started to train every day and run as many races as I could every weekend. To this day I still run everyday and enter as many race as possible. Running has changed my life in the most positive ways and I have met some incredible people on the journey.