[Note: So many different circumstances bring us to running, or for some of us, bring us back to running after years. Some of us discovered running because a PE teacher in grade school picked us out as the fast kid, or for others, maybe we just weren’t good at any other sports. Some of us discovered running in our twenties or thirties after children or to balance responsibilities. Some of us are chasing elite times, or still others are aiming to finish our first race. While our stories may be unique, each path–regardless of age, talent, or goals– brings us together in our Arete sisterhood. Sharing these stories brings us a little more insight into these women we are privileged to call our sole sisters. Our stories are who we are. Our stories bring us to each other.
Thank you to our new teammate Liz Mak who shares a bit about her background, what running is to her, and her 2017 goals. P.s. She’s an INCREDIBLE knitter and artist. For some crafty inspiration, follow @beathons on Instagram I live vicariously through her knitspiration! 🙂
If you’d like to share your story or a race report (or think there’s someone on the team I should reach out to) email email@example.com.
Who I Am, Where I Came From, & Why I Run With Arete
By Liz Mak
Who Am I: Liz Mak, 35, mother, knitter and lover of pretty things!