I have run on and off since high school. My running became much more consistent in 2007 during a very challenging time in my personal life. I started that year doing the riverbank 5k, and, ended that year with the grand rapids full marathon. I realized you can do anything you set your mind to – and, with the support of others (gazelle training groups for me) it is so much fun. Running has given me so many things thru the years – best of all are some of the best friends I think I have ever had.