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 and I promise I am a real person and not a robot.
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 have Celiac disease with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis which sounds fancy and super contagious really they are both autoimmune diseases and very manageable. I’ve had chronic migraines since I was little and thankfully those are also managed but when you throw it all in together it does sound like I’m a mess. I’m not. I’m incredibly healthy and happy I just have my own story.
I think the important info here is…I run. I’m an average runner who doesn’t ever hit the 8 minute mile, 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 young boys at home and she has some serious mom skills so one does not force the issue. 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, but that was years ago.