Patricia started running in 2012 after the birth of her daughter. She had put on a bit of baby weight and was looking for a way to lose it when her husband found a Couch to 5K they could complete as a family! At the time, her husband was working 80+ hours a week and it became a way for them to de-stress and spend time together. After her first 5K in January of 2013, Patricia was hooked!
Her children are a great motivator for her as they are part of her training regime and her daughter just finished her own first 5k!! They have been running with her for longer than they can remember. Due to the fact that her husband no longer runs with her, she uses Knuckle Lights to feel safe and stay seen. On one run, another runner approaching her thought she was a car on the sidewalk!