January 30, 2017

...The only time I ever ran was if I had a ball and someone was chasing me or if someone else had a ball and I was chasing them.  I never understood why people would just run for the sake of running – what was their goal, what was the point, what penance had they received – really!?!?  It took the ripple effect of a tragedy, an inspirational group of people, but really it took one person in partic...

January 30, 2017

I was born and raised in Westerham, Kent in England. My father was a very good cross country athlete (at least he told me he was!) so during my schooldays I followed in his footsteps and ran cross country and mostly middle distance track. It all stopped pretty quickly though, my real love was motorcycles and as soon as I was allowed, that was my passion. The world of road racing at my level wasn’t...

January 30, 2017

I’m from Sandy Hook, CT. A town that was rocked to its core back in December 2012 when tragedy hit my son’s school, Sandy Hook Elementary. It was a very dark time. There was a heaviness and a pain that settled into every crevice of my being. With every tragic event, change awaits. Months later, I left my job to make myself more available for my kids. My priorities turned to focusing on my family a...

January 30, 2017

 For many, driving a van of 6 runners who they never met before to their respective exchanges over a period of 24+ hours is not something they would give up two days with their families to do.  For me, driving the van for the annual Cape Cod Ragnar relay is one of the most meaningful, emotional, and most importantly, healing things I have done. I wish I was a runner, and someday maybe I will be, b...

January 30, 2017

I was not a runner, I participated in sports (dance-team and softball), but when it came to running to keep our endurance up I was the one to always complain;  “if I wanted to run I would join the cross country team”.

WOW how things have changed. I started running in 2010, my office was located right outside Central Park and everyone in my office would go for runs before or after work. I was never...

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