I run because my daughter "forced" me into it. She thought that I spent too much time at home alone doing nothing, and believed that I should get out and run as a way to tone up my body, meet women outside of the office, and forget that I was turning 70. So, I got off the couch and joined Katy Fit. Then, I started getting Personal Records, and fellow runners were starting to use me as an example for their family members. I lost weight, started to smile more, and got more ambitious. I did my first Half running "Angie's Half-Crazy" less than a year after I started running. And I finished!
I run for my health, I run because I'm in my 70's and people think I'm 10 years younger. But, Ladies, I do it for the medals and the BLING!
She's running the: Women's Quarter Marathon with her dad, Gordon Christie
Catherine has Rett Syndrome, but that doesn't stop her. She loves being a part of her dad's runs and she's excited to #runWQM with the hundreds of other strong ladies this January.
I got in to running because my dad got into running. I have Rett Syndrome and cannot walk for myself. But, when I go out with my dad, we can run. We have had some great times together, seeing other awesome runners and taking in the sights.
I run because my dad needs to run and we have fun together during our races. We hope to do the Boston Marathon when I'm over 18 so dad's going to have to keep his training up in the meantime.