I’ve been a runner since joining cross country as a sixth grader. Since then I’ve completed 4 full marathons and 13 half marathons. My favorite part about being a long distance runner is competing against yourself and finding out how much stronger you are than you thought you were. One of the most important aspects of my running life is the Crossroads Running Club. Without them, I’m not sure I would have accomplished any of the full marathons I have completed. They push me to be a better runner and are the encouragement I need during the most difficult parts of a training cycle.