I ran my first runDisney race in 2019. I always said that the only place I would run a race farther than a 5K was at Walt Disney World. My husband and I ran our first 10K and half marathon that year. That did it. I was bit by the runDisney bug. Thanks to the old pandemic, we would not run our next event until March of 2022 when we completed the Spring Time Surprise 15K. Now we are set to run the 2022 Wine and Dine 5K together and I will also be running the half marathon.

I am thankful I’m capable of completing the races that I have. But despite that, I have not been as healthy or fit as I would like. As a cardiac rehab nurse, every day I see the importance of staying fit, active, and healthy. I also see how difficult that can be. We have to make a deliberate effort every day to honor our bodies and care for them the best we can. I hope that by sharing my journey to living a healthier life I will encourage others to do the same.