Goetz (VanValkenburg) – Abbey

With the heat, my only goal was to finish with a smile on my face. – Abbey Goetz [VanValkenburg] (April 16, 2012)

Posted on Jun 5, 2015 in 2012, F 18 - 34, Goetz (VanValkenburg) - Abbey, Michigan

With the heat, my only goal was to finish with a smile on my face. – Abbey Goetz [VanValkenburg] (April 16, 2012)

Growing up, running had always been my passion. Something I truly enjoyed, and something I seemed to be good at. Running doesn’t discriminate. There are no “cuts” from the team, you don’t have to be a certain height or weight, and anyone is welcome. As a runner, it is hard to explain to a “non-runner” why you enjoy running for miles and hours on end. To explain the feeling of accomplishing your own goals and how it feels after all the early mornings, hot and bitterly cold days, what it feels like to finally reach that finish line: There is nothing like it. At age 22, I was told...

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