I am an educator pursuing my doctorate at Samford University and mom to a beautiful 9-year-old daughter. I began running at the age of 7 with a cross country 1 mile race through the trails. After competing in Track and Field in college I decided to find that childhood passion again by running trails and ditching the city scene. I fell in love with trail running, the fresh air, nature, freedom, and the unique style of trail races. Running gives me a free and open space to exhale and enjoy the outdoors while staying healthy. The running community encouragement and friendships fuel the shared love for running and caring for one another!