I started running about 3 years ago. I have always been into fitness but never thought running was for me. I started running on the campus of ND when Jerry and I were living in Eddy Street Commons waiting for our house to be built. My first race was Game Day Chase, a run for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. From there I was hooked. I've run many 5 K's, a few 10 K's and my first half marathon in Chicago, the Rock & Roll. Fall of 2019 my daughter ran the Chicago Marathon and I ran 10 miles with her. It was such a wonderful, uplifting experience that I decided I wanted to try this myself. My daughter started running about the same time as me. She was never an athlete. She has excelled in this sport and gained so much confidence in herself. It is something that we can do together and something anyone can do. I'm running for Girls on the Run because I believe in helping young women become healthy and self-confident. I have seen the transformation that my daughter has made and it makes me want to help support all those girls who never thought they could be athletes and that always got picked last on a team. Running is empowering. Please help me in supporting this worthy cause!
Note: Even though the Chicago Marathon got cancelled for 2020, I still plan on running in 2021. All fundraising dollars will transfer to next year. Thank ou for your support!