Running is my passion! For me, there is nothing a good run can’t fix. I love pushing myself during a hard run just as much as I enjoy an easy recovery run. I played soccer throughout high school and loved every second of it, but looking back I wish I would have taken up track and cc as well. I didn’t start running until I met Todd in college at The University of South Florida. We decided to go for a run (or should I say jog) one day and I remember telling him, “now if you can’t keep up it’s OK, I played soccer in high school.” Well, let me tell you folks, I could barely make it a quarter mile. Around this time, we found out that my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer (she is now cancer free!) and decided to work towards a goal of running in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Race day came and I was HOOKED! I loved the atmosphere, the feeling of accomplishment. Being the competitive person I am, I wanted to get faster, go farther, and that’s what I did. Or should I say WE did. Todd and I had caught the running/racing bug! We ran local races of all distances until one day we decided to take the plunge and tackle a marathon. We decided we’d make a vacation of it and signed up for the Marine Corps Marathon in 2008… and the Winchell Marathon Vacation trend began, haha. Running has taken us around the US and we’re not done yet!