Jilly

Jilly

I started Couch to 5K in October after being terrified of exercise my whole life. Those first few weeks, I struggled to run for 30 seconds. Although I hated every moment afterwards, I felt great and so kept going.

In January, I graduated Couch to 5K — I was …

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Kristen

Kris

Why did you sign up to do this race?
I came to triathlon late, as a non-runner and as a person who had not swum laps or ridden a bike since I was a kid. I just assumed I couldn’t do it. With heavy encouragement from a …

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Melissa

Melissa

Why did you sign up to do this race?
My brother, my sister-in-law and I wanted to run a half marathon together. (They live in MD and I am in FL). We talked about many different races, dates, locations, etc. This went on for quite some …

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Kate

Kate

Why did you sign up to do this race?
I’ve done cyclocross nationals twice in the past. This year I decided to sign up because I was living in Alaska and the race was in Washington, so thought I would go race, have fun, and see some friends.

I …

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Ashley

Ashley

Why did you sign up to do this race?
I love seeking out adventure and living life to its fullest. I refer to myself as a “Lionheart” – brave and willing to try things that pull me outside of my comfort zone.

I ran my first 5K …

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Cassandra

Cassandra

Why did you sign up to do this race?
I saw it — The Sandspur — on my Facebook feed and the venue looked like a fantastic place to run. I had run 20 or so half marathons and feel like a full is in my near future …

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