I started running about 20 years ago, but not seriously until about 10 years ago. It started as a way to lose weight, but it has since become so much more. I love the running community and have developed such amazing friendships with people I never would have met otherwise.

I have discovered that I am capable of doing things that I never would have dreamed of before. When I ran my first 5K, I remember saying to my friend that I could imagine doing a 10K maybe, but people running a 25K were crazy. After I ran my first 25K I figured, why not keep going and run a marathon? Why stop there? I did my first 50 miler last November.

Gazelle Girl half-marathon is a special event. Many women run it as a first half or because they are fighting cancer, weight gain, or a loss in their lives. It is such a special opportunity to run along side these women while they reach for this goal. They inspire me more than I could ever inspire them! We all have so much more inside us than what we expect. What do you have inside you that is waiting to be discovered?