Bio: I never in a million years thought I could run a half marathon. After I had kids I tried to stay on shape and workout because that was my “me” time. I enjoyed running because it was something I could do anywhere, anytime. My sister in law and I signed up for Gazelle Girl and that was my very first race. I have never seen so much support and encouragement. Women of all different ages, shapes, sizes, and abilities came together as one to encourage each other over the course. I almost cried starting the race because it was so overwhelming. I have done many races since that first half but that one will always be my favorite. I realized that day how lucky I am because I GET to do run. It isn’t punishment, it isn’t work. It’s freedom, it is my therapy, it is me showing my girls that I am strong.
I want to give another women the opportunity to feel that. To have the chance to celebrate their ability to run. To empower her, to believe in herself.
Why Gazelle Girl: This race is celebrating women. It is instilling confidence in women, bringing us together and building us up. Coming together to believe in ourselves.