I talk a lot with my daughter (12) and son (8) about what running means to me, both as a runner and a coach. I recently shared stats with them about how few women, comparatively, run 100ks and 100-milers. They responded, "Mom, you do that!" and "You help other women reach those goals!"
This idea of finding strength—physical, mental, and emotional—is really what I hope to show them with my running. I want them to see that it's positive to aim for long term goals and to try new, hard things even with a risk of failure.
- Altra Red Team Member