In 2007, at 225 pounds I ran my first race, the Aramco Half at age 59. I ran it on a bet from a co-worker. Was able to finish, vertically, sucking air… which was my goal. The following month in 2007 I ran the Austin Half and did even better…. after that I was addicted!!!! Fast forward to October 2017, the Houston Half will be my 207th Marathon/half marathon…at age 69, and 50 pounds lighter that my first one. Blood numbers are “text book perfect”. Running turned my life completely around. I’m enjoying my senior years and living my dream because of RUNNING!