Jeff, Kimm and Deb

What made me start running

My older sister Debbie lives in Ohama,NE had inspired me to start running last year. She had recently lost weight and started running a few years ago. I always wanted to run the Boilermaker and thought that if my sister could do it than so could I. I tried several times before to train on my own to no success. I was watching WKTV last year (2007) and wrote an essay to Go the Distance. To my suprise I was chosen to be on the team. This program gave me the support that I needed to complete the Boilermaker last year. I tried to get my sister to come home to run the race with me last year but she could not make the trip. I started training in Jan. 2008 to get ready for this years race.
My husband Jeff wanted to get heathly , lose weight and run with me this year. He has never ran before at all and he seen how the program worked for me last year. We trained with the 2008 Go the Distance team this year to help out the new runners and give them support and encougement. This was his first Boilermaker and he did a great job!!! We all had a great time at the race. We are all looking forward to Boilermaker 2009!

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