Having 5 kids has given us the opportunity to be very active: We run, bike, ski, ice skate, ride horse, swim, snorkel, play volleyball, shoot hoops...we don’t sit still much. i’m passionate about running and our incredible country. i decided to mix the two 5 years ago and carry the american flag as i ran in races or on special occasions. i’ve run 34 patriot runs, working toward #40 in june. i’m humbled to honor the true heroes of our country who fight for the freedoms we get to enjoy daily. i’ve run past hundreds of patriots who feel the same way, and man, is that exciting! i’ve since been labeled the patriot runner.