I’ve always enjoyed running but didn’t my discover my love for running until right after High School. Throughout my high school years I cheered competitively around the U.S competing in Nationals from one state to another. I loved competing and pushing my limits to see how far I could really go. After all the competitions were over and it was time to say goodbye to cheerleading I still felt the urge to compete and try something I knew I have always loved, running.
From the day I entered my first 5k, I knew I wanted more. I wanted more miles, I wanted to run faster and I wanted to beat every other girl that was faster than me. I pushed, worked hard and never gave up. For the past few years I have ran in numerous 1/2 and full marathons, 2 ultra marathons, and 100 & 300 mile relays. Every mile I take, I push one step further to continue working hard to reach my personal goals along with my teams goals.
I run because I can. When I get tired, I remember those who can’t run, what they’d give to have this, simple gift and I run harder, faster and stronger for them because I know they would do the same for me. I feel as if I have a special gift that god has given me and I will never take it for granted. Every run that I conquer could be my last so I will make it better than all the rest. I am a positive believer and I know everything I am doing is for a reason. With this challenge of running across the country, it is not just a test of strength or will power but a challenge to see if we can battle this disease one mile at a time. For every step we take is one step closer to a cure and we will not stop until we find a cure!