Stephanie French, marathoner
My running inspiration is my husband. Though not a runner himself, he is my support system and biggest cheerleader. When I got back into running in my late 30s, he jumped on board and researched along with me. He buys all the shoes, socks, running gear, etc that goes along with running, and even bikes along my long routes, anticipating my needs, and bringing anything I could need or want. He maps routes for me, brings our 4 children to help cheer me on, and always celebrates my victories, big and small. I don't think I'd have been able to go from a brand new overweight runner, who could barely run 30 seconds at a time, to a marathoner in less than 2 years without his constant love, support, and admiration.