I am 42 years old and a registered nurse. I’ve been married to my high school sweetheart for 24 years. We have 2 great kids. I started running cross country and track in high school.
I quit running for many years. I felt miserable, got really fat and became very depressed. I couldn’t even walk up a flight of stairs without getting winded. A dear friend of mine told me before she passed “there are no do overs….you only get one life so don’t waste it”. Her words stuck with me. I started back walking 4 miles a day until I could run again and lost over 50 pounds in just a few months. I’ve been running ever since. I’ve ran marathons in 13 states and hope to eventually do them all. I ran my first 50 miler last June and hope to do my first 100 mile race this year. Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought I would ever attempt those distances or see some of the beautiful places I’ve seen while running.
I live near Dauset Trails and do most of my running there. I love to have company while running so message me if you ever want a tour of the trails (and I’m happy to walk for those just getting started). So to anyone trying to lose weight, trying for a new distance or just wanting to try something new…..come on….if I can do it so can you!