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Glenda Wise

My story: Where do I begin? It feels like my 43 years here on this earth has been a whirlwind filled with more than I could ever imagine. My husband, Donnie, and I have been married for 21 years. We have two gorgeous daughters that I’m so very proud of. We help run the family businesses, and I write for a couple of media sources. My hubs and I became interested in running because of our daughter’s dance schedule. We started out walking, and in a matter of a few months we were running our first half marathon! From that moment on, we were hooked. Now, running is a huge part of our lives. I really can’t imagine life without it.

Proud mommy of: Ashton, 19, and Grayson, 13. I can’t tell you how much I love them and how proud I am of them. Ashton is in her second year at the University of Oklahoma (BOOMER SOONER) and Grayson is in 8th grade and has aspirations of becoming a professional ballerina someday.

My favorite fitness product: Hands down, my running shoes. I don’t leave home without them.

If I could train with one person, living or dead, it would be: Meb Keflezighi. I so admire not only his running ability, but his strong work ethic, attention to detail, and positive mental outlook. He is such an inspiration for all of us.

My favorite skinny recipe: Skinny Black Bean and Corn Salsa.

If I could eat one food as often as I wanted without worry, it would be: Mexican! I love chips, salsa, and queso all day, anytime.

Three things on my bucket list are: 1. Run a full marathon (planning on checking that off in 2014). 2. Take my family to Rome. 3. Do the Amazing Race. My husband and I have been a fan since the first episode. Funny, now we would be considered the “older” couple!

My celebrity crush is: Shemar Moore from Criminal Minds. That show terrifies me, but because of him I can’t stop watching it!

Most played song on my workout playlist: “Paradise by the Dashboard Lights” by Meatloaf. This song is perfect when pushing through long run training days.

Last thing I read: “Racing Weight” by Mark Fitzgerald. This book is great for getting into peak performance shape for any sport.

My favorite quote: “She woke up one day and threw away all her excuses. Celebrate her accountability.” - Kobi Yamada