I started running in earnest in 2004, right after our family moved to Bloomington, Indiana with my husband’s work.  I knew no one, and after logging several miles alone, I landed in a small running group of girls who took me in as one of their own.  When they welcomed me, all they knew about me was I enjoyed running … and lucky for me, they didn’t kick me out after we grew to know each other.  I have wonderful memories of running with those girls on wooded trails padded with pine needles as we shared challenges, dreams, and stories that split our sides with laughter.  After a couple years, our family returned to Kansas City, and I’ve fallen into similar groups of runners…