About Me

“in the end, she became
more than what she expected.
she became the journey,
and like all journeys,
she did not end, she just
simply changed directions
and kept going.” -r.m. drake

Hi! I’m Sonia. I’m a mother to 3 kids 3 years apart. A writer and a 40-something runner living in Texas, originally from Maryland. I’ve run on and off since I was a kid and ran track in high school. After college, I ran a couple of 10-milers and a marathon relay, but then would fall back into excuses why I didn’t want to run: the treadmill is too far, the gym is stinky, it’s raining, it’s hot, it’s cold, it’s a day that ends in “ay.”

Then, in 2013, right before I turned 40, I was diagnosed with a rare blood cancer. The bad news? I would have it for the rest of my life. The good news? I caught it early and with some treatment should be able to keep it in check. So, while I’m still healthy, I am seizing the moment!  I ran my first half marathon (the Irongirl Half in Columbia, MD) in 2013 and started a new journey filled with adventures and didn’t look back. I’ve run:

26.2 x 5–BCS, Houston, NYC, Chicago, CIM

13.1 x 14

Many more!

Embracing the journey ahead of me.