I laugh the loudest and talk to everyone (which may explain why my daughters are the way they are)! Blessed mom of two girls, I am an outgoing optimist who will always be first in line for some fun. And fun is definitely how I would describe running with our group of ladies. We work hard but we have also formed some wonderful friendships through CMIYC.
I have never been a natural athlete. My fitness journey has been one with many pitstops and ups and downs. I started running at the beginning of 2018 – mostly because this is how some of my friends lost their pregnancy weight – but I found running very, very difficult to start. I must have stuck with it somehow because I have completed numerous half marathons and two 32km races to date.
I find great humility in running. You are never the fastest or the fittest and we are all out there to be better than our previous selves. I also love being part of someone’s journey as we smash the goals we set for ourselves.
This quote really sums it up for me: “Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up” – Dean Karnazes.
We run with heart! We run the world!
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