I ran on and off for years, but never seriously. Then I trained for and completed my first marathon in 2007 after dropping 40 pounds. I joined San Jose Fit the next year. Along the way, I realized that running is my meditation, and helps me stay calm in a hectic environment. I've completed 11 full marathons and more half marathons, and still feel passionate about running. I coach because I enjoy the moment when each runner comes to the realization the he or she has the strength and determination to complete a full marathon.