Finish Lines Not Finish Times
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Thanks to my RUNHARD niece Denice L. Treviño from San Antonio, Texas. I grew a love for running. I was visiting her in 2007 and she invited me to run in her running group. Being it was a day before my birthday I said Let’s Do It! Little did I know we we’re running a 10miler. She prepped me by laying out the plan. We’ll train like the marathoners! she said. Two minutes running one minute walking. And I did it! All the way through she was by my side. Telling me where its best to lay my arms and advance on downhill slopes, etc. She is such a gift. She allowed me to experience such a huge accomplishment with grace and ease. Thanks to her I’ve been running for causes ever since. This 2014 she brought our family together for the RockNRoll Marathon Series! We will do our best to make it a tradition!
Denice inspired my niece Kimberly Dominguez-Treviño, from Austin Texas, to finish her 1st Half Marathon. My fifth 5K this year this time for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. My mom at 77 years young finished her third 5K this year and joined to cheer us on. Everyone passing the 1st mile marker was received by a warm and proud cheer from Momma Madrigal, my sister Elisa Treviño from McAllen Texas, my dear effervescent niece Jaime Dominguez-Treviño and nephew Ben Treviño both 6 years young.
For our victory outing we met at Navy Pier with my nephew Josias Torres who traveled with his family from Oswego Illinois. Reunited with my beautiful niece Aracely Torres, and our two mesmerizing babies Mia and Mason. So blessed for her to have orchestrated our reunion for a cause.
Denice L. Trevino is Fitness Trainer. Coaches and leads Stretch-n-Grow Classes in San Antonio Texas. Stretch-n-Grow is the world’s largest network of children’s fitness professionals who, each week, teach over one hundred thousand children in hundreds of cities across 15 countries to “Exercise and Eat What’s Wise!” Stretch-n-Grow offers EXERciting programs for kids starting as young as 18 months up to twelve years old. Each Stretch-n-Grow coach is a certified youth fitness specialist and has only one passion – to show our Stars an EXERciting time!
Kimberly Dominguez-Treviño is the Executive Director at Primerose School in Austin Texas. She is one of the founders and proud fellow Primerose franchisee for building Active Minds, Healthy Bodies and Happy Hearts. Primrose is an accredited private preschool that provides a premier educational child care experience. As The Leader in Educational Child Care®, we partner with parents to help children build the right foundation for future learning and life. Our goal is to help children have fun while building Active Minds, Healthy Bodies and Happy Hearts®.
If you want to see our interview with PacePerMile. Denice and I shared our testimony on our love for running inspiring others to run! And got a Medal for sharing!