I have a passion for running. I also have a passion for helping people. Those two things came together and the result is Rise And Shine Running!
I’ve always been a runner. The first time running became “official” for me was when I ran cross country in middle school. I got hooked quickly. Running helped me gain strength and stay healthy physically and mentally.
Running remained a huge part of my life as an adult. I ran marathons where I raised money for charities. Those events were great because they allowed me to combine my love of running with my desire to help others.
My life as a runner remained injury free. Until it didn’t. One wrong step in a pothole resulted in an ankle injury that didn’t heal correctly. When I started running again, I couldn’t run more than two miles and was in a lot of pain.
What happens when a lifelong runner goes from running marathons to not being able to run two miles?
Depression. Anxiety. Fifty-pound weight gain. Decreased physical and mental health.
Something had to change.
When I found ChiRunning, I hoped it would be the solution to my problems. I learned the philosophy and methodology from the founder himself. And soon, I was able to run again. Pain-free. That year I ran FIVE half-marathons. I wasn’t the fastest runner out there. But I finished all of them. Pain-free.
ChiRunning gave me my life back. It gave me myself back. I was able to deal with life again. I was able to find joy.
It wasn’t an instant solution. I had to show up. Consistently. Just like we all have to show up in our lives. I had to be patient with the process – it wasn’t a quick-fix. Lasting change rarely is. But I learned how to feel good in my body. I learned to be proud of incremental accomplishments and to celebrate my wins, big or small.
I realized something important. I wanted to share my transformation with others. I wanted to teach other runners what I had learned so they could experience it, too. So they could build running practices free of pain and full of joy.
Personalized attention and ongoing support are my superpowers!
I look forward to providing a space for people dedicated to the process to show up. People like you!
I can’t wait to share my passion for running with you. To help you discover your potential and reach your goals. And to guide you to build a practice that allows you to run with confidence and consistency. For a lifetime.
Chi Living, Asheville, NC
Institute for Integrative Nutrition, NY, Accredited by SUNY Purchase, NY
College of Saint Rose, NY
Lesley College, MA Audubon Expedition Institute, ME
SUNY Stony Brook, NY
Amsterdam, NY YMCA