Starting with Cross Country in High School, I found a love and appreciation for running that eventually led to me completing my first 50 mile race in November 2015. Through distance running, I found a way to push my limits both mentally and physically. Working at Riverside Runners has allowed me to become a bigger part of a community that I have grown to truly appreciate. What truly solidified my love for running, specifically long distances, was the feeling of accomplishment and pride I felt shortly after finishing my first 50 kilometer race back in 2013.
After taking a break from running after High School, I reignited my passion for distance after discovering minimalist running. The Saucony Zealot (And by Extension, The Saucony Kinvara) is easily my favorite shoe in the store due to both the lower heel-toe offset as well as the lightweight nature of both shoes.