I’m a twenty-something vegan athlete completely obsessed with running, biking, swimming and peanut butter. I live in Saint Petersburg, Florida with my amazing fiance, Patrick and a crazy little poodle, Harvey.
I graduated from the University of Central Florida with degrees in Hospitality Management and Criminal Justice. Two completely opposite industries, neither of which I am pursuing a career in.
After spending the better part of the last decade in the Hotel Industry I took a huge chance and pursued a new opportunity in marketing and events for an insurance company. I love what I do and am lucky to have found something that allows me to be a total 9-5 nerd Monday through Friday and marathon/tri-geek on the weekend.
I started running in 2009 after getting involved with Team in Training. I trained for the Nike Women’s Half Marathon in October 2009. It was a love at first sight kind of attraction to the sport and since then I’ve completed half marathons, triathlons, 2 full marathons, an Ironman 70.3, an ultra-marathon and many other running races of all distances.
Another passion of mine is travel. I’ve traveled throughout the United States, Caribbean, and much of Europe. I spent my last summer of college at Apicius International Hospitality School in Florence, Italy for a culinary study abroad.
I adopted a vegan diet through a very slow progression and a lot of trial and error. Initially searching for a “cure” for my ever present stomach issues, I found that a plant-based diet actually worked better than any medication from the long list I’d been prescribed. You can read my vegan story here. Patrick, on the other hand, is and always will be a meat and potatoes kind of man. Although our diets couldn’t be any different he is my biggest support and always up for a new recipe.
I also must add, we are both peanut butter addicts. After the majority of our first date conversation turned into a “who loves peanut butter the most” contest I knew I’d met my match. It’s become a running joke that we fell in love, and peanut butter.
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