Who am I? That’s a good question… I’m many different things, but the first thing that always comes to mind is “runner”. I’ve defined myself that way since I was 12 years old and started running XC in 6th grade.
I am Japanese American, and was born in Japan and moved to Guam at age 7. I lived there until 5 days after my 18th birthday, when I traveled for the very first time to the U.S.A., solo to attend Oregon State University.
I was my high school Salutatorian and am now 3 months away from getting my Bachelor’s degree in Health Studies: Community. Honestly, I’m not really sure what is going to happen to me after that. Gulp…
I’ve been lucky enough to have traveled a lot and it’s broadened my mind a lot to have lived in or visited: Japan, Guam, Singapore, Guatemala, India, and several U.S. states (Hawaii, California, Oregon).
More than anything, I love running marathons and endurance events. I try to live a compassionate vegan lifestyle and I love to learn and educate people about plant based nutrition, exercise, and health in general.
- Meet the qualifying time for the women’s Olympic Marathon Trials held in L.A. in Feb. 2016.
- Live doing what I love through this blog: Inform people about health and inspire others to make better choices by empowering them with information and motivation!
Female, 21 years old.
Birthday: January 1st
Height: 5’2″, Weight: 95-100 lbs.
Loves: Animals, reading, running
Job: After school care program teacher
Current home: Portland, OR