Christine | @ladybug1028

What is your biggest running accomplishment on the concrete?

10.12.13 The Honey Badger Half Marathon on was my first half. I ran a few 5k and 10k road races in San Francisco so I wanted to challenge myself before my 35th birthday with a trail race. There were countless times during the race I wanted to give up because I was ill-prepared and in pain. Remembering my family would be at the finish line carried me through the last mile. It really was a mental race. I finished last, but I finished. Instead of discouraging me, this race sparked my love of running. Two months later, I broke my left ankle and sprained the right one. I had to relearn to walk. I couldn't wait to run again but had to be patient with my recovery. Since then I see running as a gift and I'm grateful for every step I'm able to take.     

Why do you run?

I run to feel free. Things that I practice while running I also apply when I have anxiety. Breathe. Relax. And let it go.     

What inspires you?

I am inspired by my family to be the best for them and myself. I am inspired by challenging myself and seeing others achieve their goals. I am inspired by everything when I practice mindfulness and silence the noise.