Ellen Joensen Franklin
I started running 2 miles a day in the 7th grade. For most of my life, regular runs have been important to me for my mental, physical, and emotional health. I love to run in the morning so I can watch the seasons change, and love to catch sight of owls, deer (especially the bucks!) and on a few rare occasions, a fox. Over the years, I've run pushing running strollers alongside my faithful dogs -- Molly, Josie, Rosie, and Teddy.
I hope to make a small difference for young people who can find the joy and satisfaction of establishing healthy habits and working toward a goal along with supportive peers and adults. I'm blessed to watch my own sons participate in sports with their great role models of dads and other positive-minded adult men. I know not every child has access to similar programs, and I believe that Let Me Run will make a difference for boys in the Corridor. I hope you will consider making a small contribution as I've committed to preparing for the upcoming Des Moines Half Marathon.
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