My name is Mary Ann Ratajczak I am 52 married and have a 24 year old son. I work as an Endoscopy nurse. I have always been into fitness . I taught Step aerobics, slide & body sculpting classes. I lot of my friends ran so I thought i would give it a try. My goal was to do a 5K by the time i turned 50, I began with the C25K and it went well, I turned 50 and ran my first 5K in 35 minutes O was very proud of myself so I signed up for more 5K’s I had coyght the running bug. I did many 5 & 10 K races than it was time for the half, I ran my first hald in 2:22 .I enjoyed it so much signed up for rhe Raleigh R&R half this past April with a time of 2:14 ! This coming October I will be running my 3rd half marathon. I enjoy running and training. Its a oart of my healthy life style I lead.