Strong. Fit. Fierce.

Since I moved to Boulder in June 2012, I always thought it would be really cool to be selected for a featured athlete interview with Colorado Runner Magazine. I was surprised a few months ago when their Amanda Jamrogiewicz reached out to me and asked if I would be willing to do an interview! It went live on their site on April 5, and I wanted to share about it here in case anyone missed it and so I wouldn't lose it.


Do you have a saying or motto that you live your life by?  That you train by?
One of my college teammates repeated “Calm. Strength.” to herself during races, and I’ve used that along with “Strong. Fit. Fierce.” It’s just a good reminder to myself in every situation that I’ve done the work to prepare and to stay calm when things pop up that I have no control over.

What keeps you motivated?  Where do you draw your inspiration from?
My teammates are, no doubt, very inspiring. They help me keep going on a daily basis. But my real inspiration is my mom. Through four years of aggressive cancer treatments, I never once heard her complain. Even when she was really suffering, she was still concerned with the well-being of others. The day before she died, she woke up and said to me “Baby, can I do anything for you?” Wow. It really puts things in perspective.

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