Athlete of the Month


I was a reluctant racer. A very special person who was my trainer at the time was trying to help me find something I would love, but also show me how strong I really was. I tried one 5K and I was heartbroken. I came in towards the end and I thought it was the most miserable experience ever. He convinced me to try it again and I did. I had a conversation with a woman on that run that changed my perspective and I had fun, and loved it. I never looked back. Through racing I learned how to set goals and I have been able to keep 70 pounds off for over 6 years. I inspired my dad to take charge of his health. For the first time in years he is on the right track. I have been able to pace first time racers through their first half marathons and help them see what they are capable of. After six Marathons, 30 plus half marathons and countless smaller races, running has changed my life.

“I had a conversation with a woman on that run that changed my perspective and I had fun, and loved it. I never looked back.”