I started running almost 2 years ago. Since then, I have done 17 races (as of June 2011). There are no small races, but there are definitely the big ones: my first full marathon (Napa Valley) and my first triathlon (Silicon Valley sprint). The San Francisco Marathon on July 31st will be my 18th race, or my 2nd full marathon. And there are more to come.
I am a late bloomer in everything about my life. And I continue to prove it with athletics which just recently found itself a place in my life. I'm happy to be using this recently found enthusiasm for athleticism not only to keep myself fit and healthy but also to help out charities that strive to empower members of our communities who would otherwise not have the opportunity to thrive and live meaningful lives.
I have two beautiful daughters who I hope will catch this athletic bug and use the resulting passion towards helping out in our communities... but there's no hurry. As I can attest, it is never too late to learn something new. Things happen in their own perfect time.
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