I normally don't like to tell people it's my birthday but today is my 40th. Not that it matters but this year was a little different than previous years. I ran six marathons in my 30's. Living a clean and healthy lifestyle has always been a big part of my life. My dad is in his mid 70's and can still go outside an run 3 to 5 miles easy. He has grown his own organic vegetables in his huge garden since I was a little girl and he still does to this day. I battled through a handful of different injuries during training for my last marathon a few years ago and decided that it might be my body telling me it just isn't cut out for that sort of rigorous training anymore. However, I'm a goal oriented person and I needed a new target to aim my sights at...read more.