Anastasia grew up in the Midwest, went to school in the Northeast and Southern California, and is now a 100% committed fan of the Pacific Northwest. She works as a policy analyst, mostly to fund a steady stream of new trail shoes and trips to races held in beautiful locations. She believes that every body is a runner’s body, and hopes that continuing to run and race through her 50s can help others to see themselves as part of the sport. She is an advocate for mindful movement and relentless kindness on the trails. When she isn’t running, she’s probably backpacking, stand-up paddle boarding, hiking, teaching yoga, dreaming of donuts, and washing trail dust off the dog.