I am a former gymnast turned runner. Prior to having children, I HATED running! But after having my daughter in 2008 I needed something different to get back in shape post-baby. A few of my friends were runners and convinced me to sign up for the Shamrock 8k. When I first started running, I could barely run a mile. I got better and better as I trained and ended up falling in love with running. I have done countless races since including 4 marathons and most recently a 50k. If you had asked me 10 years ago if I would ever run a marathon I would have laughed in your face. Now I can’t imagine not running.