“7 more miles until a half!” It started with that phrase at the crossing of my first 10k ever with my bestie. I learned a lot that day and the few months that followed leading up to my first half with that same best friend.

I learned I was stronger than I thought I imagined, I was capable of so much more if I just believed, and sometimes you have to have that one person next to you whispering, “You got this.”

Pacing has become my way of honoring that moment and giving back to such an amazing community I have become part of. Gazelle Girl is one of those races that holds a dear place in my heart because I run with my Sole Sisters.