I use running as a way to decompress from a stressful career. It is also my medium for most of my social connections outside of work and family. I participate in events in Florida and North Carolina on a regular basis.
A running friend of mine (Whitney Demel/Dutton) runs for Team Beef Texas. She and I are pace group lead partners at the Asheville Marathon at Biltmore Estate each year. Over hours of running with her she has expressed the opportunities to me that running for Team Beef has given her and encouraged me to apply.