Thanks so much for visiting Kara Runs!
I’ve been a runner since high school where I ran track and cross country (state champs! woo!). I’ve been running ever since. I’m originally from Iowa City, IA:
Since graduating from the University of Kansas…
…I left the Midwest to move to NJ. I’ve worked with two NFL teams. Working in professional sports has always been my dream and I feel extremely lucky to have the experience I do. I’m currently working in New York City for a non-profit where I get to talk about running and triathlons all day. Perfect for my friends and fam who do NOT want to talk about those things with me all day.
After completing multiple marathons, half marathons, and other running events, I decided, hey, why not try an Ironman? I mean, I love carb-loading and all…that’s a normal chain of thought, right? So here I am, training for my first 70.3 distance race (Rev3Tri Quassy) in June of 2013 and Ironman (Lake Placid) in July of 2013.
And no, I still don’t have an answer as to why I felt like this was a good idea. However, in addition to chasing this crazy triathlon dream, I’m also trying to raise $20,000+ for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, so at least I have that to distract myself.
A few of my favorite things: running, biking, KU everything, (EV.ER.YTHING.) football, March Madness, yoga pants, apples with peanut butter, college sports*, coffee, the Elvis Duran Show, being places where the beach is easily accessible, and convincing everyone I meet to be a Kansas Jayhawks fan.
*If you don’t have anything nice to say about the Jayhawks, don’t say anything at all
Feel free to leave me a note and tell me about yourself! Thanks again for stopping by!