I never imagined a life with running in it . I had several friends around me say what a great way to get out & exercise but as a teacher of pre k I already felt like I was getting enough exercise. Then some events happened in my life and I had to make some choices that I didn't feel 100% about so I was becoming stressed a lot. I decided what would it hurt to go out and just try it . Let me say from the first step it was love ... Now almost a year later I have completed a dozen 5ks , a 10 k , and a 15k . Now I want to take the next step and complete a half marathon. As a teacher in a low income school for several years I have seen the effects firsthand. With this upcoming race I would like to raise money to support an organization I feel strongly about , the community food bank. I have personally volunteered and seen where this food is dispersed thru an amazing program called backpack for kids. With your support I hope I can help raise funds for a great cause and helping me continue to find strength in an activity I love doing. Thank you for all your support!