Hi, my name is Cassi. I wanted to get that clear, before you assumed that it was Lashinda Demus that was journaling her thoughts here.
We do have a tendency to look a bit alike.
I’ve been running towards and away from anything and everything since my first semester of college in 1997. After leaving the sunny and warm peach state to study in the cold and hilly land of Ohio, I stumbled upon the hobby while trying to drop the freshman fifteen that I gained like a new major. Wobbling down a hill one October afternoon I was approached by a brunette from Minnesota with a huge smile and a penchant for pushing people to their limits. Soon one mile became three and three became four and on the fateful evening that we completed FIVE MILES ALL AT ONCE, I waved goodbye and ran straight into the lobby of my dorm bragging at the top of my lungs about my accomplishment. Still panting for breath and fighting the nausea burrowing in my stomach, I realized then and there that I was a runner. A real life, down to earth, not so fast, but not terribly slow, passionate about life runner. Since that day there has been no surgery, no pregnancy or childbirth, and no illness (physical or mental) that has torn me away from my love of the sport. In fact it’s this very thing, I am convinced, that has saved my life – in every sense of the word.
I am wife to the most patient, good-hearted, funny guy I know and mother to 4 little “buns” that have the ability to make me laugh and cry within the same minute. I love my family, adore my friends, and am thankful for every single run I’m able to set out on.
So, here I am to run, write, and connect with people as passionate about all of it as I am!