I’m 44 and the mother of 2… wife of 1.
I started running about 4 years ago after joining crossfit and meeting several running buddies there. Prior to running I was 65 pounds heavier and on a bag full of medications for depression (my mom had passed unexpectedly), diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. One day I was at Piedmont Henry with a blood pressure of 208/102 and on my way to having a stroke. The doctor told me I could get to moving and live…or stay stagnant and die. I chose the former. I am currently off of all medications (I just take vitamins) and I feel more alive than ever! I’ve run 3 marathons, several half marathons, 1 50k, and my longest run of 44 miles at the stinger.
If someone would’ve told me 4 years ago that I’d run those kind of miles, I don’t think I would’ve believed them. You and several others in ASR/ MRTT have pushed and encouraged me sooooo much!!!!! I thank God for each person DAILY!!!!!!! God will bring people into your life to help you at just the right times. I am forever grateful!!!!!!