My running story is below but I want to begin with the amazing support our FBF family exemplifies; April 15, 2013, eight of us from FBF ran the most (sadly) memorable Boston Marathon. No matter where we were located along the 26.2 mile run we were all affected that day by the two horrific bomb explosions at the the finish line. Upon returning to Sugar Land, the following Saturday (although that time of year was considered our “off season”) over a hundred FBF members welcomed us home with a run/walk then breakfast in the parking lot! Then five months later I was then diagnosed with Stage 1 Breast Cancer. Again, the support from FBF was amazing!! With friends & family like this, we can overcome so much ~ we can accomplish so much!!
April 16, 2018 “Social” Dave & I ran The Boston Marathon, stopped at Mile 20 and got married!!
Turning 40 years young brought me to begin training for my first marathon which was Houston in 2002! With the support of my immediate family including my 3 children (at the time they were in elementary, middle & high school) and training with FBF, I was able to complete my first 26.2 miles. Then the challenge was tabled ~ a goal of running 50 marathons the year I turned 50 years young! I was ecstatic when I completed my 50th marathon in Boston on April 18, 2011–I turned 50 years young on Sept. 7, 2011!!!! Hooyah, reached that goal!
As of this writing I’ve run the following marathons (several many times): Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Kingwood, Seabrook Surfside, New York, SugarLand, Dallas, Santa Rosa California, Buffalo New York, Marine Corp Washington, Gruene Texas, Anchorage Alaska, Rome Italy, Woodland Washington, Charlevioux Michigan, Bryan College Station, Jacksonville FL Donna 26.2, Eugene Oregon, Roscommon Ireland, Napa Valley California, Chicago, Erie Pennsylvania, Sauvie Island OR, Tunnel Light Washington, Montana Mountain California, Los Angeles California, Rocky Raccoon & SunMart (both Ultra’s) & The Boston Marathon 15 consecutive years now = totaling 85 marathons, whew! I have also completed 3 sprint Triathlons as well as a Half-Ironman Triathlon.
Our Blue/Greenie group has great fun training together & pushing each other to reach our personal goals! What’s yours? We hope we can help YOU. Come on out and enjoy the camaraderie…. We are and remain FBF STRONG!! HOOYAH!!!!!!