We are Teal and Beth and we have been friends since 2006, but it wasn’t until 2010 that we started to run together. It really was quit random how this all turned out and it kind of just goes to show you that you can find a running buddy anywhere and something that we totally advocate. Teal was in grad school one day and a girl in her class just said, “I want to run a half marathon.” Teal immediately said, “well I will do that with you” and so it began. She asked Beth to join her because she knew Beth just liked to work out and didn’t want to really go at this alone. We ran our first half marathon in 2010 and when we finished we kind of felt like we could do more. We decided to make a goal in 2011 to run a race every month and document it leading up to the 2011 White Rock Marathon and thus we became Life is a Run. We ran the marathon and have kept running ever since. We have definitely had our ups and downs and sometimes even a love/hate relationship with running, but it has proven to be one of the best decisions we have made for ourselves. We use each other as motivation and work hard to keep up with our running as much as possible, even though it sometimes proves to be crazy difficult.