I really love running. I also really love a person with bipolar disorder (and I'm sure many of you do, too). Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that's widespread, and impacts both families and friends as well as individuals. It also causes a lot of shame because of a lack of societal awareness about mental illness. The international bipolar foundation raises money and awareness for bipolar disorder and provides resources to individuals and their support systems. If we could get to a point where mental illness was viewed on the same level as any other illness, that would be great and that's what I am hoping to help with!