I am 39 years old, and only started running about 5 years ago after fighting an illness for over a year, that turned out to be undiagnosed hypothyroidism, that almost killed me. I have a teenager daughter, and her swim team decided to train for a 5k during their down time in the spring. I’d go to the track for their practices, and after getting my health under control, decided I wanted to give it a try. I haven’t looked back since. I’ve run 3 marathons, and am training for 2 50 mile ultra marathons next year. I also started a run streak on January 1st and I’m hoping to keep it going as long as possible. I’m also happily engaged, and have my fur baby Thresh who is my early morning walking buddy. I’ve had a few close calls while walking and running, so I’m excited to help raise awareness for such an amazing cause and help make the roads a little safer for everyone!