I have been a runner since my eighth grade track coach asked me to run the 800, until then I was a thrower. At one meet, towards the end of the season, I placed third and a crazy voice chirped in my head, “you should run cross-country.” Crazy. But, I did run cross-country and track. I continued running in college (Go Terriers!) and completed my first marathon in grad school.
Today, I am the mother of a very active 2-year-old boy and 7-month old baby girl. My running is not now, nor has it ever been, fast. These days it is a nice slow plod. But, thanks to my running friend and my dog, I am getting faster.
My opinionated observations of the world began at a young age as well. I majored in sociology and work at a community college. People fascinate me, road races are a great place for a sociologist. If I had to pick a motto it would be along the lines of, “sit back and enjoy the view.” I don’t jump into the crowd, I would rather watch.
Here is what I have noticed about myself, my running, and the world.