Every morning in Africa, an antelope wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion, or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest antelope, or it will starve. It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or an antelope -- when the sun comes up, you'd better be running. -African proverb

Sunday, July 31, 2011

By Way of Introduction ...

I love everything about running!  I love running in any kind of weather, alone or with friends, for fitness and just for fun.  I love reading about running, scheduling and planning for races, shopping for running shoes and other running stuff.  Running has been an integral part of my life for over 25 years.  I really wouldn't be me without it.

I also enjoy writing, so here is my attempt to combine both passions.  I am hoping that this blog might be a stepping stone to something bigger someday.  I wish I could say I had some magic running tricks up my sleeve to share, but this is just about sharing.  Sharing about running.  This particular blog is designed specifically for the Women's Half Marathon in Scottsdale, AZ.  My hope is that my experiences during this 3-month journey leave a little mark on your heart or sole (or both).

I am lucky enough to have a super supportive husband and an equally encouraging son, who cheer me on.  I am also lucky enough to love my job.  I am a college professor.

That's pretty much me.  I am a wife and mom.  I am a teacher.  And, I am a runner.