Rock N Roll DC Half Marathon, 2012
why she runs is me, Marie, and THIS IS WHY I RUN.  I'm not a fast runner, but I LOVE to run!  I started running in 2009 and got a couple of 5Ks under my belt that year.  I took a break from running in 2010 (I have no idea why), but started back up again in September to train for Race for Breath 5K 2010 in memory of my mom.  I discovered the miles beyond the 5K distance a month later in October and boy was I hooked!

So 2011 became all about going beyond 5K for me.  I finished my first 10K race (April 2, 2011!!!), ran my first Ragnar Relay Washington DC Race (September 23-24, 2011), and survived my first half marathon (Richmond Half Marathon) in November 12, 2011.

why she runs is my place on the blogosphere about running, being a stay-at-home mom to 3 boys (10, 7, and 4 years old), and my daily struggle to get back to my art (drawing & painting).  This year, 2012, is my full marathon year to celebrate my turning the big 4-0 in October.  I am currently training for the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington DC (insert freak-out scream here).  :O)  I'm both excited and nervous at the same time (is this normal??!!)!!!!!

Another big commitment I just made this year (2012) is to raise money for Lung Cancer Alliance as part of Team Lung Love in memory of my mom who passed away from lung cancer in October 2008.  I committed to raise at least (if not more!) $1,000 for lung cancer research and advocacy.  This fundraiser is closest to my heart and I could really use your help!  Please visit my Fundraising Page.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and for following me in my adventures in running, art, and raising 3 boys!

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