Colleen ran a lot before she met Matt. Matt ran some before he met Colleen. When they met, Matt started running a lot and never stopped. Now they both run a lot.
Colleen has been running since her senior year of high school, on and off, with many injuries getting in the way. She loves running despite the fact that her body doesn’t seem to love it as much, so now she focuses on preventative strengthening. She ran her first half marathon in 2014 and her first full marathon in 2015. While she had focused most on road running in the past, Matt introduced her to trail running and she’s been hooked ever since. She completed her first ultra marathon in 2015, and has tackled a few more since. She also has a knack for getting hit by cars on her bike, dabbles in yoga, has a masters in clarinet performance, loves small children, and is completely obsessed with her puppy, Gustav.
Matt has been running since his Sophomore year of college as a way to get fit. After meeting Colleen he was convinced to pursue distance running. In 2013, Matt tackled his first half marathon in the spring and his first marathon in the fall. In 2014, he went on to complete 5 marathons, including his first trail marathon. Matt immediately fell for trail running and soon after made his way into ultra running. He conquered 2 trail 100 milers in 2016, and has no intention of slowing down. Outside of running, he also enjoys bike riding, hiking, and camping.