Neary ran a few half marathons five years ago. She ran a few more after that, but less consistently, averaging 15 miles per week or less. So why, with only three months until her 50th birthday, was she hoping to run two back-to-back half marathons in a single day?
“I have never been athletic or strong,” Neary says. “My kids are in multiple sports, and my husband plays and coaches basketball. I wanted to show my kids that I could do it, and that when you commit to something you don’t quit. You’re in it.”
Even if the goal feels unreachable.