26. Graduate of the University of Illinois. Marathoner. Social Media Enthusiast. Coffee Addict.
I fell in love with running my Freshman year of college. One of my best friends ran cross country in high school and when we got to college she wanted me to start running with her so we would stay in shape. I hated running. I actually quit soccer in high school because of all the running (which is hilarious now). We signed up for a 4 mile Turkey Trot in November 2011 and since that day I have been hooked.
I’ve run 27 half marathons, 9 full marathons, and a handful of 10 milers, 10K’s, and 5K’s. I love racing. The training is the hard part. You put in all the hard work over months of training and then the race is the celebration.
I love talking to people about running. If you have any questions or are seeking advice please don’t hesitate to ask. You can follow me on Instagram @marathoner_dale and email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!