About Katie

 

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Katie is a California native who spends much of her time yelling about Star Wars, Marvel, hockey penguins and coffee. She loves to run and swim in circles. She grew up swimming competitively and loved long distance freestyle events and backstroke. She didn’t start truly running until her early 20s when she wanted a way to explore her old town of Santa Barbara while getting back into shape.

She’s fought many ailments in her life including an endocardial cushion defect at birth (repaired and doing well!), a faulty and now removed gallbladder, B12 deficiency, neuropathy in her wrists, legs and feet, a hiatal hernia (repaired!), and depression and anxiety issues (currently under control).

Battling some of these issues for years taught her to advocate for herself, fight for herself but most importantly: ask for help (still a work in progress!)

She loves to cook, bake, fight for women’s, LGBTQIA and equal rights, tend to her little peace lily, squee over every dog on the street and write. A LOT.

Her lifelong dream is to become a full time sports psychologist but in the meantime, she’s found a good home back in her native land of Santa Barbara working to assist students with disabilities.

PAST RACES

Lifesouth Five Points Of Life Half Marathon | Gainesville, FL | 2006
Literacy 5000 5K | Riverside, CA | 2012
Disney Star Wars Dark Side Half Marathon | Orlando, FL | 2017
Nite Moves 5K | Santa Barbara, CA | 2017
McConnells 10K | Santa Barbara, CA | 2017
She.is.beautiful 10K | Santa Barbara, CA | 2017
Ventura Half Marathon | Ventura, CA | 2017
Disneyland Thor 10K | Anaheim, CA | 2017
Disneyland Avengers Half Marathon | Anaheim, CA | 2017
Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon | Santa Barbara, CA | 2018
Hot Chocolate 15K | San Diego, CA | 2018
Mountains 2 Beach Marathon | Ventura, CA | 2018
Disneyland Paris Run Weekend 36K Challenge | Paris, FR | 2018

See my upcoming race schedule HERE!

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