Meet RUNColumbus team member Sara Ryan. Sara and her husband Ryan are participating in the RUNColumbus Race Series. In January 2021, Sara was diagnosed with Epilepsy. Sara says:
“This diagnosis destroyed me. After going through massive ups and downs mixed with horrible anxiety and serious depression, I decided to push myself into a change. I needed to go in a positive direction that would lead me into a happier and healthier life. I still have bad days, but now I will, or try to, focus on everything I accomplished this year, as well as what I have set for myself in 2022.”
“I am so thankful for a husband who has participated with me in all of the past races and the ones we have scheduled in the future. None of this I could have done without his love and support. The only goal I have set for myself in 2022 is to try. I believe trying will keep me on my path to a positive and happy life.”
Why/when did you start running? I decided to start running to become a healthier happier version of myself.
What is your favorite aspect(s) of running? Being outside and surrounded by positive energy.
What excites you about being part of the RUNColumbus Race Series and Team? I am excited to be part of a team that helps me set and accomplish my goal to live a happy and healthier life. It is important and appreciated to have support and positivity all around me to keep my own positivity up, whether I accomplish a goal, or don’t quite hit it.