- I started running a little over five years ago due to the loss of a younger brother and my mother within six months of each other. I became severely depressed and then lost my FIL that year also. My husband bought me a schnauzer that is named after my FIL, Jerico. I call him my "rock" dog because of him I got up and started moving. May 3, 2013 I ran my first official race which got me hooked. My first year alone, I ran about 25 5K's, a half marathon, and even managed an obstacle course called Conquer the Gauntlet. I generally choose my races based on the charity it is for. I decided that I would like to do the Route 66 half marathon this year, not only because it was the ten year anniversary, but also because of the finishers jacket. That all got me to the idea of raising money for a charity. I have a rescue cat from the animal shelter named Declan, a mini schnauzer, named Izzea that was rescued by P2BaRD from the shelter, she was five then and you know the fate of older animals, then I have Pinky, that is a standard schnauzer like Jerico. Unlike Declan or Izzea she came from a good home, but her owner was diagnosed with cancer and she was six, at the time. Went to the same groomer for years as Jerico and the rest you can see is history. My choice picking the Tulsa SPCA was a win, win for all animals and ppl involved. I know I can raise the money that they set the goal for us to achieve and will be donating the cost of it as if I was just running it alone without doing this for these abused animals.
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