Run Find Your Happy Pace

finding my happy pace in running and life


I am a Christian, military wife, Mom to 3 and runner on a journey to find my “Happy Pace” in running and life! I enjoy running, fitness and my faith. I also rejoice in supporting others wherever they are on their journey in life.  You can find me out there supporting athletes from the walker to the elite.  I’ll be the one cheering on the #1 runner as he/she laps me, and giving a kind word to those I pass.  I run because God has given me the ability and the courage to go!

I grew up being quite active playing sports, and doing whatever my big brother did. “Tomboy” would have been a very accurate description. My father definitely gave me my passion for being active. He was my soccer coach from the age of 5 until Middle School. In High School I played volleyball, basketball and softball. I started running the first time my husband was deployed. Running gave me the “me time” I so desperately needed having three young children and a deployed spouse.

Fitness and running are both a journey and an adventure I love.  I delight in helping others realize that working on their health, faith and fitness isn’t a selfish thing. Taking care of yourself will make you a better wife/husband, mother/father and friend. It’s took me a long time to realize that but I am forever grateful I did.


My goal for running and racing:  “Pushing Myself to the best of MY ability.”

MY race pace probably isn’t your pace but in the end we both cover the same number of miles :). MY finish line is just as awesome as the number 1,2 3 or 3,003 runner because I ran MY race!” –

Darlena – Run Find YOUR Happy Pace 🙂

7 Responses to “About”

  1. Stacy says:

    Checked out LuckyNumberTutus on etsy. Super cute website! Love your “about” me info!

  2. Camille says:

    Just found your blog, love it! It’s great to read about other runners my age. Thanks for the entertainment, I love your sense of humor!

  3. Love your about story. We were a military family too, but my hubby is out now. It is a lifestyle I miss but God had other plans for us. Take care and God Bless!

  4. sandy says:

    I saw the decal of the mini peace runner girl with flowers and 13.1 and absolutely LOVE it! I want one to put on my car and to put my dates/times on each flower. Please let me know where I can purchase and cost.
    Thank you for your prompt reply

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