When I'm not reading, writing, or teaching, you can find me pounding the pavement (and trails) in Portland, Maine. An active and dedicated runner, I have over twenty-five marathons and ultra-marathons under my belt. Running every day gives me a sense of freedom and play that I bring back into my work, and into all aspects of my life. The quiet of my solitary runs enables me to wander through my memories, to work my ideas over, to see things from different angles and perspectives. Running gives me the time and space to reflect on where I've come from, where I am, and where I want to go.
I have also volunteered for two running organizations: I was the social coordinator for the Common Ground team of Back On My Feet, Boston in its inaugural year (2010-11). Back on My Feet is an organization that uses running to build self-esteem and self-sufficiency for those experiencing homelessness. I also volunteered as a running coach for Title IX Girls, an organization that helps girls ages 9-15 to build strong bodies, deepen self-awareness, and heighten self-esteem. You can read more about BoMF and TitleIX Girls here and here.