A Happy and Healthy Addiction

The Mission Inn Run loves to hear run stories about individuals participating in the event. How exciting is it to know that running changes the lives of people. We received a story from Kim Kranz, This is what she said.


Kim and her daughter at the Color run in Lake Elsinore


My run story starts in 2012 when my daughter asked my husband to run a half marathon with her. He declined, but I said I would do it! Little did I know that it would lead to a happy addiction! I was overweight at the time, so it was quite a challenge. I started by running by first 5K at Fairmount Park in Riverside and kept going from there. I ran several 5Ks, 10Ks and my first half marathon in November of 2012 with my daughter. I was completely hooked! I plan to run my first full marathon in January of 2014 in Carlsbad. Since I started running I’ve lost 30 pounds and feel amazing! Oh, and my husband is hooked too, along with my two daughters. I plan to run the Mission Inn Half Marathon and my husband and daughter are running the 10K. So excited to be running in beautiful Riverside!



Kim and her husband at the color run they did last weekend in Lake Elsinore


One thought on “A Happy and Healthy Addiction

  1. Great job, Kim! Your story is inspiring. I ran my first ever 5K at the Mission Inn Run today in effort to run with my 14 year old son. He ran his first half marathon today and came in 10th for his age division and 46th overall. I am hoping this will be the start of many more runs together for us. Glad our children are motivating us to get / keep in shape.

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