Diana Van Bruggen

Meet RUNColumbus team member Diana Van Bruggen. Diana is married to a “supportive husband,” and she is the mom to two active boys who keep her on the go with all of their activities!

Why/when did you start running? I was diagnosed with diabetes when I was pregnant with my oldest son. After a few years of hard denial, I then redirected my thoughts and started to try running to get in better shape so I would be here for my boys long-term.

What is your favorite aspect(s) of running? Now here I am a few years into the sport, having lost about 50 lbs, am in much better health, and most of my supporters are now also runners! I really love the support (in-person and online) by runners, regardless of age, ability level, or point in the sport.

What excites you about being part of the RUNColumbus Race Series and Team? I love that RUNColumbus is encouraging throughout the year and that I have felt welcomed by other RUNColumbus members in our completed runs this year.

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