"I got into training as a way to stay connected to my husband while he was deployed overseas. We would compare times and talk about the training over the phone or email each day. It was a really great way to keep us connected and accountable to one another while oceans apart."
"Growing up – I didn't have my father around much; but I was lucky enough to have a mentor from the Big Brother's Program as my positive role model. Right off the bat, he saw my athletic potential. He got me my first gym membership - and showed me how to channel my energy into something positive."
"I ran Division 1 track throughout college until I was suddenly forced to give up my passion. For years, I had to work harder than I ever thought I could to get back what I lost. And in the end, I ended up building myself stronger physically & mentally than I ever was before."