Hey! My name is Angie McDowell, I am a 46 year old wife and a mom of 2 kids, 16 and 12. I
started running in 2012 as a way to get rid of stubborn baby weight after my 2nd kid. I followed a
couple of bloggers (that’s what they did back then) who made it look fun. Boy was I fooled haha.
I started with Couch to 5K and did my first 5K The Bunny Run here in McDonough in March of
2013. As they say, that was all it took.
I ran a lot of races, including Obstacle Course Races like Warrior Dash and Spartan. I stalked
groups like Moms Run This Town, and ASR for a long time before I finally decided to start
joining some group runs. That’s when the real magic happened. I found some of the best people
I’ve ever met. They are part of my family. I love being encouraged by them, and cheering them
on as I watch them crush their goals! They are so inspiring!! Some might say, bad influences,
but whatever…Running has given me an outlet, a way of getting through some really dark
times. It brings me joy, helps reduce my stress and gives me a sense of accomplishment.
In 2020 I decided my first marathon should be a virtual Marines Corp Marathon that Nov. Not the
brightest idea I’ve had, but I had a ton of support and we had fun even in the rain. In 2022 I
decided it was time to actually accomplish my first 50K. I had tried in 2021 but injury kept me
from achieving that goal. I ran my first 50K at Lady of the Lake in Oct, and then in Nov I set out
to get 50 miles at The Stinger, but came up short with 41. Still not a bad year for accomplishing
some goals. I’m looking for my first 100 miler in 2023, so here’s to being injury free!
I can’t wait to see what 2023 brings as I continue to step outside my comfort zone and see what
I can really accomplish. I have my running family to thank for that! I’m honored to be a part of
the Rev Run team, they always have the best races around. Hope to see you out there!