Throw back to when I was a young woman in the Civil Air Patrol. This was in encampment, one of the few pictures I have. We served the community, did search and rescues, and I learned how to fly. At this time, I was recovering from a sexual assault and years of bullying because of my eye. I can't express in words how it felt to be a part of an organization where I felt welcomed, safe and important.
Now I've come full circle and I've recently joined as a senior member, coming in as a Captain. I get to lead the next generation, in hopes that I may pay forward what I have gained.
I've never talked about this on social media, but I feel it's the right time. Hopefully I can inspire just one person, and it will be worth it.
Medal Monday! 4 years of Pens 6.6ks. I wish I had the first one but oh well. This is the first race I ran in Pittsburgh when I started so obviously my favorite 😍 #medalmonday#pens66k17#fouryearsrunning
Woke up with a sore throat/fever yesterday so I knew if I was able to get out for any run at all this weekend I should consider it a win. Today I got out for 8 slow, easy miles. It stayed gray and breezy, but it was still one of those runs where the victory was just getting out the door. The nice scenery was just the icing on the cake. #runnerofsteel#gameonpgh#srrrunstough#seenonmyrun