I am an ordinary woman, wife and mom. My faith and family are of most importance to me on this journey I am embracing. A journey that takes me through the good, the bad and the difficult, the ups and the downs along the way, and what keeps me going. A trail running mom on the path to run 100 miles! I truly believe that EVERY STEP IS A BLESSING!
I am 58 and a mother of three (2 grown daughters and a 21 yr old son with special needs and learning disabilities). I work full-time as a Finance Manager for a good size nonprofit organization and have been a committed Sunday School teacher in my church for over 20 years. I started running in 2012 at the age of 48, when I went from hiking to power hiking to trail running (read my full story under “about me”). I am also an active Trip Leader and past President of the Atlanta Outdoor Club (AOC) for three years, where I lead several outdoor events a week including hiking, biking, trail running and volunteer trail maintenance work.
I want to share my journey to encourage others to follow their goals and dreams no matter how big or small; and to share what I learn along these trails and during my quest. To run 100 miles is far more than anything I had ever done before. The very thought of 100 miles and the training to get there was beyond my imagination. It scares me and humbles me. But I ask you to join with me, Trail Running 100, as I Embrace the Journey. “We can do all things through Him who strengthens us.” Phil 4:13