Karen has spent her entire life living in New England, growing up just outside of Boston and attending college in New Hampshire. She has been an athlete for as long as she can remember. Karen played both lacrosse and ice hockey at the collegiate level and ironically played goalie in both sports because it inolved the least amount of running. It wasn't until after graduation that Karen traded in her skates and cleats, laced up her sneakers and soon fell in love with a good long run! Since then she's completed 2 Boston Marathons, several half-marathons, and a sprint triathlon among many other shorter distance races. Karen finds no better way to start the day than a sunrise run around Castle Island in South Boston. When she's not beating the street she enjoys cooking, traveling, kayaking and pretty much anything else that involves getting up and moving!