My name is Erica Manzo and I began my running journey after the birth of my fourth child in 2015. At first, running for me was a quick route to weight loss but then realized I had gained the self-confidence I always needed. In 2016 I completed my second half marathon in Corvallis, Oregon my goal time was a sub 2 and I was able to complete it thanks to a local fitness facility that provide group training runs. With each race I set new goals and as I accomplished them. I would create new goals that I once thought were impossible.
I want to encourage others to get out of their comfort zone and learn that age is just a number. Anything is possible with discipline and determination and the first step begins with a dream. Dream big and make it happen!