Carol Lai

Photo Credit: Jack Edwards
Photo Credit: Jack Edwards

Why I Took the Pledge

I find peace in running. Running has helped me see my own strength and courage in darkness created by my Depression and PTSD. PEDs will only strip away all the growth I have done and replace it with self-doubt.

I love seeing the kids I coach light up when they finish a race. Through Girls on the Run, I’ve been teaching them to say no to drugs, to stand up to bullies, and to work hard to reach their goals. There is no way I am going to say to them “Do as I say, not as I do.”