About Races and Rescues

Thanks for stopping by! I started this blog to begin chronicling my training and racing experiences, as well as my passion for animal rescue. You’ll find race reviews, training updates, product reviews, updates on my foster dogs, and suggestions for ways to support animal rescue organizations. I hope you enjoy following my journey, and I hope to hear from you!

Why Races?

I grew up very active. I was heavily involved in soccer and horseback riding. When I reached college, my priorities shifted and I felt I didn’t have the time to devote to sports. Life led me down a path of long hours in the office and not enough time being active. I was overweight, out of shape and unhappy. My days on the field were a distant memory. I decided to make a change in 2011 and began running with a local running club. I trained with a group but ultimately tested myself mentally and physically each workout. I was hooked! I ran several half marathons, and then joined a local triathlon club.

I’ve learned to enjoy individual races as a test against my own physical and mental limits. The sense of accomplishment I have when crossing the finish line is unparalleled. I want to continue racing to push my personal limits and show myself that my mind and body are strong.

After completing my first triathlon in 2014

After completing my first triathlon in 2014

 

Why Rescues?

My family always had pets. Throughout my childhood I had a menagerie of dogs, cats, fish, turtles, and horses. I always felt a deep connection with animals. Since I don’t have the space for my own sanctuary (yet…),  I choose to spend my time and resources supporting several local animal rescue groups in Dallas-Ft. Worth and national organizations.

I met my rescue dog Grace Kelly in 2009 at an adoption event, and it was true love at first sight! It was a mutual soulmutt experience. She is my best friend and provides daily entertainment, unconditional love, humor, and joy. She inspires me to continue animal rescue so there can be many more happy tails.

My rescue dog, Grace Kelly

My rescue dog, Grace Kelly