I started running with San Jose Fit in 2011. I ran my first marathon that year. I thought it was going to be a "bucket list" thing that I could check off my list and be done with it. Little did I know that training for and running that one marathon would lead me to run a few more marathons and three 50K trail races. I was an assistant coach for the blue group in 2015 and I learned a lot from that experience. Mostly, I learned that I need to slow down in order to improve my time over the 26.2 miles. I hope to share my experiences and encourage others to start, or keep on running whatever distance. Oh, and I coach the track program where I encourage people to run as fast as they can, but for way shorter distances. It all adds up!