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Courtney Clements

Courtney Clements
Modesto, United States
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Why I run.....

6 years ago this month I started experiencing what I came to find out was the first signs of Multiple Sclerosis.  I was only 29 years old when I was finally diagnosed.  It was such a shock, as I’m sure it is for anyone getting a life changing diagnosis.  In my adult life I had been pretty overweight and the way I dealt with stress, or worry or depression was always through food.  My weight skyrocketed and before I knew it I was the heaviest I had ever been.  Doing simple tasks and enjoying life’s simple pleasures became more and more difficult.  I reached a point when I knew I had to make a change.  There was really no excuse on why I couldn’t lose weight, in fact I had every advantage.  I still had my mobility, I had encouraging friends and family and I had the ability to do so.  With the assistance of surgery and hard work every day I was able to drop 200lbs.  During that time I started working out by walking and light jogging.  I had a friend that was a great support to me through all of this and had run Half Marathons before, so as I was able to jog farther and longer I asked her about running a half.  She was more than happy to train for and run in the Disney Half Marathon with me the following year.  I trained 5 days a week, running three of them and doing strength training the other two.  I completed my first Half on September 4th 2016.  Since then I have run in a trail run and the Tahoe Half.  I am signed up for the 5k and 10k Rock and Roll runs coming up this October and will also be completing in the Yosemite Half and Tahoe Half next year.  5:30am comes real early on most days and some of those days I want to just roll over and go back to bed.  I’ve recently had a relapse and am taking medication which helps my body but does not make me feel well so running has been the last thing I’ve wanted to do.  I pushed myself to get out there and run, because I can! And someday I may not be able to.  I can also run for all of those who cannot and that is my greatest motivation of all.  I am so excited to have been able to find a charity that I can run for while supporting the advancement in finding a cure for MS. 

Thank you to all of you who took the time to read this and am hoping you would consider sponsoring me in my upcoming runs. 





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Courtney Clements' Fundraisers

Rock 'N' Roll  - 5k and 10k

Rock 'N' Roll - 5…

Amount Raised:



146% Raised of $800 Goal