My name is Kathryn and in March 2013 I started running. Since my mom signed me up for my first dance class at age four, most people have associated me with dancing in one way or another. Throughout my childhood I was enrolled in several dance classes a week. Starting in sixth grade, I joined a dance company, and the amount of time that I spent dancing each week increased dramatically. By sophomore year of high school, I was dancing up to seven days a week as a result of my involvement with both a dance company and my high school’s dance team. My life was eat, sleep, breathe, dance. I continued to dance recreationally during college through my participation with AU in Motion, a student run organization at American University.
Because I’ve always been told “Dancers don’t run,” I previously had never taken on the challenge of running as a sport. My husband’s completion of the Walt Disney World Marathon in January 2013 inspired me to try running for myself. I signed up for and trained for my first half marathon, the Disney World Half Marathon, and now I’m hooked!
As of January 2018 I’ve completed one full marathon, 14 half marathons, three ten milers, as well as a number of 10ks and 5ks. I have many more races on my bucket list that I hope to eventually add to my running resume.
Outside of running, I am a high school Social Studies teacher. I am currently in my tenth year of teaching.
My husband, Preston, and I were married on July 30, 2011. We currently live in Northern Virginia with our toddler son (born in December 2015), and our dog, Riley.
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