A Pacific NorthWest native, Bonnie knew something had to change, being 240 pounds left her unhappy, depressed and hopeless. She never expected to find running to be her passion and her freedom. When she ran her first 5K in 2008 she swore she would never run another event or run another step. After someone convinced her to give running a try, she ran another 5K and never looked back. Once she decided to run a marathon, so many people questioned her dedication, her willingness to go that far, some have said she would give up and regain all her weight. She finished her first marathon in 2012, and has ran 4 since. She is excited to pace and help inspire runners.