I began running 8 years ago because I was tired of not feeling good about my self and I was over 200lbs!! I found Gazelle running group as I trained for my 1st 1/2 marathon and it has literally transformed my life. I have run 3-4 1/2 marathons every year since that 1st in Feb. 2012. I have done 7 Riverbanks and 1 full marathon. I have completed all of the Gazelle Girl 1/2 Marathons and last year paces my best running friend to a finish line after 3 years off for injuries! My circle of friends are now runners and my life has been enriched beyond measure by pace leading for Gazelle training groups and by the friendships I have made in the running community. I am also involved in Team RWB which is a veterans organization and I would love to see more involvement with our woman veterans in this race.