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RELAY RUNNER for the MS Run the US - 2015 Relay
What: The MS Run the US - 2015 Relay is a 3,000 mile relay across America to raise awareness and funds to help CURE Multiple Sclerosis (MS)! The Relay begins in April 2015 in Los Angeles, CA and is completed in August 2015 in New York, NY.
Sixteen runners will take on one week of 150-170 miles each and I am super excited about my leg - August 2nd-7th in Pennsylvania!!! I will be posting a blog or a Facebook page on my journey including training and all, so please tag this page for more updates!
I am a person who keeps busy with working at a hospital, running, remodeling my house, and a mom to 2 children. My son, Brandt, is 18 and is a senior in High School and my daughter, Kayla, is a Senior in College. They are wonderful kids and one is already away in Chicago for college and my son will also be drifting away this next year to college. Since my children will unfortunately no longer be around, I am very excited to take on this exciting portion of my life and dedicate more of my time to helping others!
Hometown: Treynor, IA
Segment: Brookville, PA to Sunbury, PA - August 2nd - 7th, 2015!!
My running actually started about 8 years ago when my marriage was dissolving, I needed a stress reliever so just started running, then discovered the wonderful people in the running community and how much I enjoyed running. I started taking on more challenges and races, then qualified for the Boston Marathon! My Boston experiences have not been great as the first year I fractured my hip at mile 14 and hobbled to the finish the last 12 miles. So the second one I had just recovered and was able to kind of run and it was 90 degrees, so again a horrible finish. Onto the 3rd Boston Marathon that changed my life - The Boston Bombing. I was at the finish and watched both bombs go off, I was in a daze watching everything happening around me and sights I will never forget for the rest of my life. Through this experience and watching and reading stories of survival and the injured staying strong and coming back to run the next year made it clear to me that I was so lucky to be alive and wanted to help people in any way I could, I just did not know how. So last year I followed fellow runners through their path to raise money and support a cure for MS. I was so inspired that I felt like this was someway I can contribute to those struggling with MS and fighting and staying strong every day of their life.
I have read other Relay runners stories and how this experience has opened their eyes and forever changed their lives and I am so happy to be a part of it and have a small part in helping others with this disease.
Please take the time to learn more about this disease:
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