RUNCLE40- why i love you CLE

Two years ago as I stepped up to the start line of the Cleveland Marathon, I felt on top of the world. I had trained and prepared and was ready to tackle anything. I had been selected to be an ambassador for the race the previous fall and that came at a time in my life where I REALLY needed a focus. I needed some kind of big goal to take my mind off of what was going on with my life at the moment and that was a divorce and spending time away from my boys.

So, I ran.

I ran I and I ran and I ran on the days that I didn’t have the kids each weekend and formed some pretty amazing bonds with the other ambassadors for the race and it gave me something that was so positive to focus on and I will be forever grateful. That year I completed my first ever full marathon. My fellow ambassadors inspired the hell out of me. I’m so lucky to call them my friends. They are some of the most inspiring and motivating people out there. And most of all, they helped me to believe in myself.

I really believe that people come into your life just as you need them. Now, three training seasons later, you are still inspiring me daily to achieve more than I thought would ever be possible.  Thank you CLE friends! Cheers to you and some good weather this weekend!


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