I’m Tess (Also known as Teresa). I go by either name pretty cheerfully. This is my favorite photo of me ever and has nothing to do with running. I take terrible running photos and decided I get to have a beautiful photo on here to balance all the terrible ones that always end up on running blogs.
I have not figured out the art of the selfie and I have lost count of the number of family events I’ve had that end with no photographic evidence that I was there. But I try! I will continue the fight. I swear I’m a real person.
I’m not elite. I’m not fast. I have a job, a husband, three kids totally grown and on their own and a grandson who sometimes needs me to kiss his little cheeks. I also have chronic migraines that I take proper medication for, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, and Celiac Disease. I know. It’s a wonder I can function. But it sounds worse than it is. I finished my 13 half marathons in 2013 and I had an amazing time running them.
I think the important info here is…I run. I’m just an average runner who will never get into Boston and I’m totally okay with that. I just hit the road to feel my feet. Friends and races along the way are bonus.
I look forward to every mile ahead of me. Run on, Friends.
I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race. I have kept the faith. ~2 Timothy 4:7
Originally I came up with a plan to run 13 half marathons in 2013 and invited Miss Michelle to run them with me. Unfortunately, that girl is busy! So she ran a couple of them but she’s got two little ones at home and she has some serious mom skills so one does not force the issue. But she insisted I blog about it. I insisted she join me. She started to and as the months wore on…she kind of…disappeared. So at the beginning of our blog you’ll see posts by Michelle, too.