Why do I run? At the age of 60 in 2015, I needed to do something to get healthy. I was overweight, sluggish, and just not happy with myself. So I found a race in Lake Dow near where I live and walked the whole thing. Being in the older age group, I won a medal. From there, I was hooked! I started doing much better with eating, moving, and taking care of me….but running was a struggle with consistency. My father, who is a runner, suggested I join a running group to help. That is when I joined ASR. Everyone was so encouraging, I moved up from 5Ks to 10Ks and then to the half marathon distance. I started running to keep the weight off and drink more beer (circa Revolution Running and Jailhouse Brewery runs!). Battling cancer has also given me another reason to continue this journey of running. I have been blessed to meet some of the best people who are encouraging no matter what you do.