I started running in 2003 to lose weight, a picture of me on the beach with my almost 9 month pregnant daughter revealed matching stomachs, so I decided it was time to do something about it. The following year my co-workers challenged me to run my first race, an 8.9 km run around Kalrsruhe, Germany. Right away I was hooked, the next weekend I ran my first 10K, then another, and by the middle of the summer ran my first half-marathon. Anyway…these days, almost 75 lbs lighter, I have seventy marathons or ultras behind me, and am looking forward to a few more. I am still slow, the neighborhood kids still snicker when I lumber by, but I bet I can burn anyone of them on a long run. In 2010 I completed my goal of running a 100 mile event, after 27+ hours I crossed the finish line. My new goal is to complete 100 marathons/ultras before hanging up my race shoes, it won’t be easy, my age is running against me, but you never get to the finish if you don’t keep moving.