mldrabenstott's profile   

Profession: Advertising/PR
Age: 51
Location: Allentown, PA
About me: 
Very happily married business owner with two wonderful children. Eternal optimist.
Why do I run: 
Competition with others and myself. I enjoy being outside, experiencing the weather. I like being fit and feeling vibrant. I enjoy setting a good example for my children -- that you should have goals and work hard to achieve them. I love talking with other runners, and, even more, encouraging new runners to pick up the sport. My morning run is so life-affirming and energizing. I can't imagine living without it.
Why I started running: 
I started running to warm up my hamstring before stretching it while recovering from a pulled muscle. I enjoyed pushing myself to go farther and faster. A former co-worker of mine convinced me to run a half marathon in 1999. Since then, I've been hooked.