I am an every-woman athlete. I love participating in endurance events and have learned, by ignoring the naysayers, that your age, weight, size, and speed do not have to get in the way of chasing your dreams. I have run two half-marathons, completed a marathon, walked 60 miles in 3 days, and participated in countless 5K and 10K fun-runs and races. I go at my own (slow) pace and just keep putting one foot in front of the other until I cross the finish line. I participate in these events because I enjoy them and have figured out along the way that they are a great example for accomplishing life goals in general. If you are an uber-athlete who thinks anyone who can’t complete a marathon in less than four hours isn’t a true athlete, this blog is not for you. If you have always wanted to do more than you thought possible, you have come to the right place.
When I am not running or walking in endurance events, I enjoy traveling with my husband, Brian. He is my biggest cheerleader and my rock of support. We share our Seattle condo with a ginormous black cat named Josephine, who could care less about running, traveling, or anything else that doesn’t include paying attention to her, but she entertains us and keeps our feet warm in the winter, so we keep her around.