keeping pace with: wanda

Although I met fellow runner, Wanda, a year ago, I realized I knew nothing about how she got started running. Taking up running several years ago after breaking up with a boyfriend, Wanda wanted a “positive way of getting over him” so she decided to train for the LA Marathon. Since then, she’s run seven marathons and four half marathons, including four LA Marathons, the Disneyland Half Marathon, Long Beach Half Marathon, and the Nike Women’s Marathon that she considers her favorite. “It was damp and cool,” Wanda says as we run early Saturday morning, “of course getting that little Tiffany box by the Marine at the end helped.”

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