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 🙂