About a year ago this time, I decided I was going to run a marathon. With a committed running partner to train with, I set out logging kilometer after kilometer knowing that the most challenging of my long runs would be the very thing that would prepare me to conquer 42.2km (26.2 miles) on race day. Fairly late in the game, my running partner dropped out due to an injury. I was determined to not only make it to race day, but to finish well. I knew that I was prepared physically, but without the encouragement of someone beside me, I was concerned about how I would hold up mentally. Just then, I realized that needed to run FOR something.

I then made a campaign and started asking friends and family to support the run for Justice Rising. I was surprised to see how quick the funds came in!! I had been to Africa a few years ago to visit JR’s projects so it was fun to run for a cause who does such amazing work!!!


What is peace to you?

Peace is something close and personal, yet also massive and a powerful force that has the ability to change people. It’s something tangible that we can pass on to each other


If you had a free plane ticket to anywhere, where would you go?

If I had a free plane ticket to anywhere… (First, this almost seems like an impossible question when I want to go EVERYWHERE.), but India has been at the top of my list for a while now. The colors and the beauty within amaze and draw me. After that… get me on a plane back to Africa!