What are you most looking forward to by participating in SHE RUNS Grand Rapids 2023?

“I started running late in life, and never thought I would be a distance runner. In fact, I used to hate running, and I thought people who ran marathons were crazy! I started running when my youngest child started preschool. After several years of 5Ks, I ran my first half marathon in 2009. I trained completely on my own, did everything wrong, and still did well! I caught the running bug, found training groups, and learned so many things from friends and mentors in the running community. Fast forward 13 years, and I have now completed 22 marathons, including 8 Boston Marathons, 11 River Bank Runs, and countless half marathons and other races. I would never have accomplished all of this without the love and support of the running community! Because of this, I am passionate about running and love mentoring other runners. As one of your pacers for SHE RUNS Half Marathon, I look forward to helping runners achieve their goals, and see just how strong they really are. I will help you cross that finish line feeling great, with a smile on your face!”