Cat grew up in Virginia Beach. Her running days began as a lanky 8th grader in a bright yellow uniform in 2005 running track and continued throughout her high school years. She was never very fast, but she showed up every day! She didn’t anticipate that she would return to the sport after taking some time away, but shortly after college she found herself buying a fresh pair of running shoes at Running Etc. She soon realized that she indeed was still a runner. She joined the Running Etc team in 2022, and since has been encouraged to keep showing up and enjoys racing more. She also spends way too much time playing in the dirt (clay to be more specific), and being walked by her stubborn dog, Fly.