Kimberly and I met way back in 2011, when we were both pregnant with our boys and I ambushed her on a Fort Wayne street corner wearing the exact same maternity dress. Stalker much? I knew her (I followed her blog) but she didn’t know me before then. We started becoming friends – I’m not even sure how exactly? I think it grew pretty organically and now she is one of my best friends! We’ve roadtripped to Chicago/Wisconsin for a race and to Ohio for a Mother Runner party. We’ve run together, raced together, done a terrible mud run together, and sent many texts and voxes commiserating lack of sleep, overactive or sick children, and so much more. We’ve gone together to the Santa Train in Fort Wayne the past three years and met up at parks and picnicked out of the back of our vans in hopes that our children will play and let us talk just a little. She is sassy and funny, determined and brave, and the most generous person I know. She sets audacious goals and chases them down relentlessly, from running PRs to personal development to job changes. She’s a runner, a mom to 2 boys, a writer, a wife, a youth director, a personal trainer, a workout instructor, a friend, a sister, a weight loss hero (over 100+ because she’s badass), a marathoner, and so much more. I just can’t say how much I adore her and admire her and love her!