Amanda started running her freshman year in high school and ran cross country and track for 4 years at Broadneck High school and then continued to run cross country and track at University of Pittsburgh. She took a break from running during Physical Therapy School and decided to sign up for a marathon a year later to motivate her into back into running and was hooked again. Amanda has helped coach cross country and track at two Anne Arundel County high schools but took a break when she had her children. Amanda moved to Ellicott City this past fall and is looking forward to meeting and training with local runners. Her goals are to improve on her post collegiate times, meet new people, stay healthy and continue to enjoy running and hopefully pass that on to her children.