How long have you worked for Fleet Feet Sports Hartford?
I started working at the store August 2013, but I've been coaching for them since about 2011. In 2016 I took on the job of Training Program & Community Outreach Coordinator.
Where are you from?
I was born in NY and moved to West Hartford when I was in elementary school. I attended public schools here in town (Braeburn, Sedgwick) graduating from Conard more than a few years ago. I moved back to NYC when an adult, then back to West Hartford when our older son (some of you may remember him - Schuyler) was approaching school age. Been here ever since.
How do you Live Fit?
I started running in the No Boundaries program, a gift from Schuyler and Gabriel, who knew I needed a not-so-gentle nudge to get out there and do something. I ran my very first 5k in 2010. This was a huge thing for me! Since then, I've run a number of 5ks, 10ks, and two half marathons. I now coach for No Boundaries and run as often as I can with the friends I met when in the program myself. You meet the nicest people along the road.
What do you when you are not living the Fleet Feet dream?
I work during the week at a job that I love - I am the librarian at Hospital for Special Care. Besides work, though, I try to be a bit creative and knit and hook rugs. I love to read, but somehow that takes a back burner sometimes. (I'm a librarian - I'm supposed to read all the time, right?) And, my secret addiction is disaster and bad sci fi movies. Go figure.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Grow up? What's that? I think I'm pretty happy with what I am.