I am a wife, teacher, and mother of two beautiful boys. I began running in the Spring of 2016 when both of my boys soccer schedules interfered with me being able to get to the gym. I decided that I would use my time wisely and run at the soccer complex while they were at practice. I ran a 5k two months after and ended up 3rd in my age group. It was then that I decided to set the goal of tackling my first half marathon. Three months later I ran the Rock n Roll half in September 2016 and had a blast. A few weeks after that I registered for the Richmond Marathon. In November 2016 I completed my first marathon. Running has helped me discover a part of myself that I never knew existed. I can accomplish anything I put my mind to, while simultaneously showing my children what grit and perseverance looks like. I love that running knows no age. I am about to turn 40 but am still setting new goals for myself and challenging myself.