I started running after my brother unexpectedly passed away. This was my way to help me grieve and also help me get in shape. That was 2007. Throughout my running journey, I have met some amazing women that I now consider my best friends. Running has taken me all over the world (completed 20 marathons outside the US) and all over the US (currently have completed marathons in 40 states in my quest to do all 50 states). Being a Pacer is extra special….to be able to help somebody else accomplish a goal they were not sure they could accomplish is the most rewarding experience! The atmosphere during the Gazelle Girl events is so rewarding….seeing the excitement, uncertainty, strength, pride, fear, happiness, determination among so many amazing women’s faces makes this my favorite event of the year!