I am 39 yrs old and have been married to my high school sweetheart for 17 yrs. We have an active 8 yr old son that keeps us going. I was athletic in high school with cheerleading, cross county & track, but it wasn’t until January of 2016 that I really started my fitness journey. I was overweight & not the healthiest. I prayed for motivation to exercise because I didn’t feel good. I wanted to be an active family like I saw at the local parks. Well, a routine doctor visit diagnosing me with high cholesterol proved I had to do something. It was the motivation I needed. I joined a gym and began working out 5 – 6 days a week. I lost 30 lbs that year & got my cholesterol under control without medication. It wasn’t until April of 2017 when a friend invited to go for a run that I found my true love of running. I ran my first half marathon Dec 2017. A distance I never thought possible. I have now completed many races including, 4 half marathons & 1 full marathon. This year, as I turn 40, I want to run my first ultra. The Strolling Jim 40 Miler. I am so excited to be a part of the Revolution Running Team and have the support of so many wonderful runners. Most of my closest friends have been brought to me through running and I am forever grateful I get to do this sport with them!