A big part of this for me is that Josh, Jesse, and I ran an Ironman 70.3 last summer. After finishing this I knew that I wanted to challenge myself by doing something that I thought I might not be able to do. I’ve played basketball my whole life, therefore it’s comfortable for me. I wanted to push myself by doing something outside of my comfort zone. This race also allows me to really train hard for something again.
My other reason for running this race was to be able to help raise funds and awareness for Pure Gift. I loved raising money and sharing Pure Gift’s story when I was preparing to run the Columbus half marathon and I am really excited to do that again!