In 2010, I was a working mom with 2 boys (11 & 13 yo) who were very active playing football, baseball, soccer and track. They were both in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts as well. I was working full time as a nurse midwife. I had just gone from Active Reserves in the Navy Nurse… Continue reading Susan K.
I remember to this day how excited I was when I was accepted into the Running Start program in 2015. I had only been out of prison a little over a year at that point and still did not have many friends. The first meeting was hard for me because I didn’t feel like I… Continue reading Kara Burns
I decided to join Running Start as a beginner. Amy Machael had posted on FB and I thought — why not?! I was the heaviest I had ever been in my life, I had recently lost a baby and still dealing with my failure there and I felt like I had nothing to lose. I… Continue reading Deanna Leitner
One of the things I love about Running Start is how much we all inspire each other. Just because you’re a Personal Motivator, doesn’t mean you don’t need someone to motivate or inspire you. Last summer I was getting ready to drive to Wyoming to do a 50k trail race. I’ve been running since I… Continue reading Lisa Tannahill
In June of 2018 I found myself in South Dakota to support my sister who was running her second half marathon on the Michelson Trail. At this time I was also battling moderate to severe depression. I was in a complete mental funk and just could not snap out of it. To me meds were… Continue reading Amanda Casey