I ran my first marathon in Chicago in 1995 (1yr + 1day before my first child was born). I took 10 years off from racing, but not running to raise children. I ran the Little Rock, Arkansas marathon in 2007 placing 3rd in my division and qualified for the Boston marathon which I ran in 2008. I’ve also competed and medaled as part of a women’s team in the Chicago Triathlon for multiple years.
My husband Jon and I have been married for 27 years and have 3 children: Ruth a senior at UW Madison, Jack a junior at UW La Crosse, and Ava a senior at Ashwaubenon HS.
I love that running is one of the few sports where the only equipment required is a decent pair of shoes. Your success is dependent on what you put into it.