I've never really been a runner, but last year I set out to give it a shot. A couple of friends and myself signed up for our first race, and started running. I found that I kind of loved it. As a freelance designer I had some flexibility in my schedule, and started running the Kent trail during my lunches as much as I could stand it. It gave me a boost of energy and I didn't have to get up early for it. (As much as I try, I'm not the earliest riser.) This collage was done last year for an article in Solace Magazine about the Grand Rapids River Bank Run. I'm looking forward to running it during the upcoming year.