I am Janell...

I am a mother to a wonderful little girl with the most supportive husband a women could ask for.  I teach middle school science and coach cross country and track and of course, I am an avid runner.  I competed in cross country, track and soccer in high school and college.  Like many runners, after college I was a bit burnt out and I was not a strong enough runner to compete at the next level, I sort of fizzled out after graduation.

Fast forwarding 7 years, an emerging teaching career and growing family. I decided to start running again after I had my daughter. I had no idea my world was about to change.  I love running, but more than running, I love the running community.  It’s been over two years and thousands of miles. I am super grateful for the life-long friends I have made and through the support so many have showed me.

Personal Records

5k- 17:56 February 2016 @ Kickoff 5k

10k-37:33 March 2016 @ Great Plains Kansas City

Half Marathon-1:22:50  April 2016@ Rock the Parkway

Full Marathon-3:10:36 October 2015 @ KC Marathon


I run am currently a part of the KC Running Company Racing Team.


Upcoming Races

Boston Marathon-April 2017