Me (444) running in the Community Bridges 5k; 18:36 (5:59/mi).
Photo by Sanjay Suchak
Outside of working to understand lizard evolution, I am an avid runner and an aspiring climber. I am currently training to qualify for the Boston Marathon. I started taking running more seriously in early 2019 and have been trying to do as many races as possible ever since. Before this, I had generally used running as a way to stay somewhat active after "retiring" from ultimate frisbee due to multiple knee injuries. Running and climbing have become my go to stress relievers and I'm thankful for all of the friends I have made in the Charlottesville running and climbing communities.