|I had always been a runner, mainly short distance. In 2001 I ran my first marathon then I took a long break from 2001-2007. In 2008 I ran my 2nd marathon, in the fall of 2009 I was scheduled to run my 3rd marathon to honor the fallen soldiers with my boyfriend Jason. Jason who had served in the military for twenty years passed away unexpectedly in the summer of 2009. Participating in this marathon without him was a very difficult decision, but I had to finish what we started. Since then I have ran all of my races to honor the fallen soldiers and have started a non-profit organization called “Race to Remember” www.racetoremember.com.