Journey to Movement:
Once I figured out that it wasn't necessary to be fast or be able to log endless hours to be a runner, I began to see myself as a runner. Running was great therapy going through my divorce, but it is even better sharing it with my current husband! Together, we've pushed each other to complete many races--both running and biking--of all distances. Staying active helps keep my stress levels down, puts me in a more positive mood, and keeps my mind and body healthy.
What’s your favorite local place you have ran?I love running downtown! There is something about the energy of downtown Grand Rapids that pushes me. And it's a great perk that sidewalks are typically clear of snow and ice in the winter!
Where’s the best place you’ve traveled?
I have really enjoyed the Adirondack Mountains. My husband, Joe, and I have spent three weeks there in the last two years. Out there, we have enjoyed several runs, day hikes, the ididaride! (a 77-mile bike ride through the mountains), and most recently I volunteered for 12 hours while Joe completed Ironman Lake Placid. The community is so friendly and welcoming, the food is outstanding, and the scenery is just amazing!