Never look back; you’re not going in that direction

Never look back; you’re not going in that direction

I was torn about whether or not I should continue to race. In the last nine years, I’ve gone from sedentary couch potato to race participant to foot surgery overcomer. I’ve learned something from each stage of the journey, proving that I could persevere and overcome...
Modifications and Adaptions

Modifications and Adaptions

Before discovering that I had 3 dislocated toes that would require surgery, I signed up for several 5ks…..and the 2018 IMT Des Moines Half Marathon. I didn’t want to miss out on this new hobby (racing) that I loved so much, and I also didn’t want to miss out on the...
Overcoming Setbacks

Overcoming Setbacks

by Stefanie Harper The more races I entered, the more I developed an affinity for everything about the act of racing. I continued my habit of putting in miles at Grays Lake, desperate to turn myself from a walker into a runner. I never imagined that physical therapy...