My name is Nora and my passion for running has crossed the line from being a hobby to becoming a job. A job that I love! I have always been drawn to running. I played sports throughout high school that involved running, such as basketball, soccer, and track, but wasn’t really a runner. I have been running for the past 7 years and have made the leap into Ultra-running.
I love competing. I love the atmosphere that a race holds. I also love the challenge that comes with each and every race. The purpose of my coaching is to help you achieve the goals you have set for yourself. Whether you are new to running, chasing a BQ, or looking to venture into a new distance; the feeling of achieving that goal is the same.
I have been a coach for the Girls On The Run program for the past 5 years. Those girls helped me grow as a person and unknowingly helped me through some dark times with their positive and energetic attitudes. My love for coaching started there.
I am an ambassador for Team Nuun, which couldn’t be more awesome! I am an ambassador for ShowerPill, for all your needs in between your workouts. Super pumped to be on the ambassador team for Carson Footwear, the shoes are made in the U.S. and are zero drop. Also, I run for the Oiselle Team, this group of women are so strong and supportive and I am proud to fly in their singlet. I am also sponsored by Brave Soldier, who make a product called Friction Zone, among other things. The Leadville 100 wouldn’t have happened without it! I am a USATF Level 1 certified coach also.
I am also a certified baker and the mother of three teenagers and our 4 year old Rhodesian Ridgeback Roubaix!
In this interview with Denny Krahe of dizruns.com we discuss why I prefer road ultras over trails, my experience with the 2013 Boston Marathon, entering the lottery for Leadville 100, and working with Girls on the Run.