I was a former 800m/1500m runner at Oakland University in Rochester, MI (not California!)
The highlight of my running career was definitely when I qualified for the NCAA Championships in 2010 and ran at the storied Hayward field. It was truly a dream to be able to run my last collegiate race at Hayward and it was the experience of a lifetime for me.
After college, I ran post collegiately for a short period under Tim Broe and Ron Warhurst in Ann Arbor, MI before ultimately ‘retiring’. I got my butt kicked but it was a great experience and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
As a runner, I always hated how there weren’t many options out there for running singlets to wear if you aren’t on a team… and that is how Redshirt Running was created! It started as an idea while I was still training and has formed into what it is today so I hope you enjoy what we are trying to do! If you’d like to contact me about singlets, training, or anything related to running you can send me an email at [email protected] or through the contact page 🙂
I’m not the runner in this team. I began competitive swimming at 5-years-old and swam through college at Oakland University (Go Grizzlies!). Shortly after retiring from swimming I took up running (hey, it’s the biggest bang for your buck calorie wise). After I got over the initial “Ugh, I hate this I can’t run more than a minute” feeling, I actually started enjoying it!
Within a year I ran my first marathon up in Traverse City, MI. I completed Bayshore in 3:49.32. After this I decided I wanted to qualify for Boston. I decided to wait another year and get some more miles under my belt before I ran my next marathon. In June 2014 I went to Duluth, MN to run Grandma’s Marathon and finished in 3:31.32 (BQ! WOOP WOOP!) Now I’m on my way to run Boston in 2015. (Correction: I HAVE run Boston. 3:29.09!)
As a swimmer there are a lot of options for different swimsuit designs. When Jason came up with the idea to do this for running singlets I thought it was awesome! Contact me at [email protected] with questions about running, swimming, custom orders, anything!
Contact Jason or Jill at: [email protected]