I ran my first marathon in 2003 in 3:52. From there my times got slower and slower, until after running a 4:11 in 2007 at the Rock n’ Roll San Diego marathon I gave up hope at qualifying for Boston. But the belief that I belonged, that I could call myself an athlete, never died. In fact, it has propelled me farther than I ever imagined: to a 23 minute marathon PR, countless 5K wins, and a top 10 spot at the 2019 World Snowshoe Championships.
If there’s anything I believe it’s that with hard work and relentlessness you can achieve anything you want.
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