Besides my family, running has given me many of the greatest joys in my life. I’ve met many of my friends through running and look forward to joining group runs several times each week. We have an amazing community in Hampton Roads and I consider myself lucky to be a part of so many terrific running clubs/groups. I love the feeling of a race day and competing to be better than I was yesterday. Crossing the finish line – anywhere from a 5k to a marathon – always makes me happy and gets me thinking about where to race next. I also love to travel and fortunately my family has been very supportive of our run-cations, which have included running the marathons in Berlin, Boston, Chicago, and New York in the last few years. I’m always looking for new races and places to run, and the Tokyo and London marathons are at the top of my current wish list. Besides running, I love spending time with my family and going to the beach.