About Mai

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Hello! My name is Mai and I am a graduate student pursuing a PhD in biology. When not hard at work, I can be found training for a race, traveling the world, or talking about Disneyland. I am a huge dog lover, but also have a soft spot for cats, despite my allergies telling me otherwise. Eating delicious food (nom nom nom) is a passion of mine. Luckily enough, so is running.

Since starting the running life in March 2014, I’ve run 11 half marathons, countless shorter distances, and in November 2016, I finished my first marathon in NYC. I’ll be training for my second marathon – the Chicago Marathon – in 2017.

Running has changed my life. It pulled me out of a terrible situation and has taught me a lot about myself. Patience. Endurance. Stamina. Limits. I wouldn’t trade all the lessons I’ve learned from running for anything in the world and I encourage everyone, if able, to go for a run. 🙂 Who knows what it might teach you.

Follow me on my blog as I write about my running adventures and my travels around the world.