"I was tired of being ashamed of my post-baby body."
Sound familiar? We thought many of you would relate to the sentiments that our very own Jennifer Fink shared with Redbook Magazine this month for its special "Marathon Stories" segment.
One of 18 women highlighted, Jen describes the inspiration behind her first 26.2-mile endeavor, the October 2015 Twin Cities Marathon. This month marks the beginning of her sixth season with White Bear Lake/Shoreview MN Moms on the Run, including her fourth as a coach.
To date, she's also completed four half marathons and plans to run her seventh and eighth Ragnar Relays in 2016.
"All from a girl who used to ONLY run from lions and zombies," Jen says, playfully. Congratulations, Coach Jen! You credit your MOTR team as providing your inspiration, yet YOU continue to inspire so many of us.
What inspired you to first start running? We'd love to hear from you. Tell us in the comments below.