Kelsey started running in 2015 after having been diagnosed with a tumor on her skull. After having surgery to remove the tumor, she had hit the heaviest weight she had ever been, her heart rate was sky-rocketing at rest, and she knew she had to make a change. She and her (now) husband bought a bunch of running gear and began running around a block in their neighborhood. What initially started as a campaign to lose additional weight Kelsey carried spurred a lifestyle change. In 2015, Kelsey’s mom challenged her to sign up for her first 5K. She fell in love with running and the competitive nature of the sport…whether it be with the person in front of her or just herself! Since 2015, Kelsey has completed several 5Ks, 10Ks, 10 milers, and half marathons. She hopes to run her first marathon in 2020 and qualify for Boston by the time she’s 35.
In addition to pacing with Beast, Kelsey coaches beginner runners to reach their goals of finishing their first half marathon. When she’s not running, she enjoys spending time with her daughter and husband, cooking, and reading.