Brandi ran her first half marathon in December 2013 and is excited to run her second – and her Dog’s first – half marathon with Running with the Bears. Since Brandi’s dog is important to her, she found our race when she searched online for races that would allow her to bring the dog along for the run.
The first half marathon in Walnut Creek went great. Brandi had a good time and was proud of attaining a goal she wasn’t sure she would reach. The running friend that got her started knew she could. When Brandi was looking for a way to challenge herself mentally and physically he recommended she look in to running and here she is on her second half marathon. The most difficult part of running?? That first 3 miles when she’s tired and would rather be in bed. The most gratifying part of running? Attaining that goal.
Our race wasn’t appealing to Brandi only because of the dog. She has volunteered with a couple of youth outreach programs and is currently a big sister through the Big Brother Big Sister program. Always looking for ways to help the community, especially children, she felt that Running with the Bears was a perfect blend of outreach and training with her dog.
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