Cari Masek started running in seventh grade when two of her friends thought they should all do cross-country together.
Her friends never showed up but Masek did. And she continues to show up as a runner (completing 34 races in 2017) and as a coach (eight teams and counting).
It was a slow beginning for Masek. She didn’t have running gear so she wore jean shorts to practice.
“My race times were slow,” she recalls. “I got picked on for how I looked, and of course, those jean shorts, but I didn’t give up. Continue Reading →