“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
Embracing the journey ahead of me.