I believe that anyone can be a runner or train for a race. I think when most people imagine a runner, I am not what most would picture. Luckily, the only requirement to be a runner…is to run. I’ve got that part covered. My very first race was the Fremont Oktoberfest 5K in 2009. I have considered myself a runner ever since. In 2018, after nearly 5 years in a row of running the Amica Insurance Seattle Half Marathon, I made the commitment to train and complete the full marathon. In 2019 I ran it again plus many other shorter distances.
I'm a full-time working mom of twin girls. I've gone from a stroller pushing mama to that crazy person running in the dark. Without races in 2020 I started a run streak and I am fast approaching 365 days of running (at least 1 mile a day). For 2021, I'm hoping to complete at least one marathon and hopefully a few other in person races. The Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon (and half) has been my favorite race to run and I can't wait to go back again this year for a (fingers crossed!) live race.