I never considered myself a runner until recently. My sport of choice ever since I was a little girl with braces was dance. I got my groove on all through high school on a competitive dance team. It was a very special time in my life. Honestly, I have never experienced anything more liberating than moving my body to the music, whether it be in in my bedroom or on the dance floor. Because I only dance for fun these days, I have looked for other endorphin-pumping activities that I can incorporate into my life. What I found: Running. Who inspired me? My mom. I want you to know that my mom is one of the strongest women I know. We are very close and I truly love spending time with her.
disease involving damage to the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. My mom lost all feeling from her waist down to her toes. Instead of giving up, my mom started training for her first half-marathon. I mean, seriously? Who does that? Since her diagnosis, she has run 4 half marathons and 1 marathon. She has accomplished all of those races without having feeling in her feet. Superwoman? I think so. She is so badass, I can't even handle it.