The Milk & Cookies race probably isn’t the best race to run when you are trying to lose weight, but let me tell you I am glad I did. There is this lady that wears a tutu, walks crazy fast and has the most massive calves I’ve ever seen. She kept passing me, then I would pass her, then she would pass me . . . this went on FOREVER.

When we came around the final curve, I was like FUCK this, I put my motor in high gear and sprinted to the finish line to finish before her. I told you I’m competitive. Then I almost passed out. As I was seeking shade from the blistering Arizona sun, I had people come up to me and tell me how proud of me they were. These were STRANGERS! I couldn’t believe it. These people who finished a 5k in 20-40 minutes were congratulating me on finishing 20 minutes after they did. I love the running community.