Looking back, Jascia Redwine realized that she was always a runner. She might not have ran track in high school or participated in organized running sports, but she turned to running as a source of stress relief, her own way of meditating. She became serious about running in 2006, when she decided it was time to replace two bad habits—drinking and smoking—with one good one, exercise.
She reflected back on types of exercise she had enjoyed in her life, and “running” was an immediate response. Being a goal-oriented type, she could not run just to run so she decided to sign up for a full marathon in the fall of 2007. The goal was too ambitious at the time, so she settled for running a half marathon that year. This first half marathon led to forty-nine more over the years, which, in turn, evolved into other endurance races, such as triathlons, marathons, and lots of mud races!