My running passion began in January, 2010, although I cannot honestly say it was a "passion" at that time. As a former 30-year smoker, I experienced a pretty big weight gain and needed to address that through diet and exercise; hence, I began a quest for wellness and fitness. I began "training" for my first 5k in January, 2010, which was Philadelphia's Komen Race for the Cure on Mothers' Day, 2010. In my lifetime, completing that 5k was one of my biggest achievements ever! Since then, I've moved on to complete many races at many distances, including several Half Marathons and a Full Marathon!
Through this journey I have met some of the most incredible, uplifting people. I have found the running community to be one of the most supportive out there and am grateful to have found it!