Age: 26 State: WI
Experience: Iron Woman
Age: 46 State: NY
Age: 29 State: NY
Age: 22 State: CO
Age: 26 State: CO
Age: 25 State: WI
Age: 34 State: WI
Age: 32 State: WI
New Mexico native and Colorado transplant Kait is no stranger to the high altitude lifestyle which lets her actively pursue her favorite sports: running, swimming and mountain biking. When she’s not writing or studying her International MBA, she spends her time doing all the things the outdoors has to offer. The mountains are her training zone.
My sister and I aren’t that close. Now don’t get me wrong, it’s not because we don’t like each other, in fact it’s quite the reverse. Despite the fact that we share nothing in common other than our birthday, we get along quite nicely… when we’re together. She is the exact opposite of me, tall, dark hair and eyes, gorgeous and a phenomenal figure skater. I’m small (petite as us short girls like to say , blond, blue eyed, and a swimmer by nature. See what I mean, North and South. Oh, and another thing, we’re 8 years apart.
I was in high school while she was hitting grade school, I was moving away to college when she was finally double digits, and now that I’m home for the summer after finishing college, she’s in that awkward early teen stage.
I never thought I’d be “that” sister. You know, the one that’s just kinda there, not really super close to her little sister but here I am, 14 years after I first held her in my arms in the hospital on my 8th birthday, and I’m “that” sister. Growing up I never really noticed the days flying by and then the years, I only noticed the moments when she’s a screaming toddler or using my makeup. Now it’s almost all I think about, how I wish I could turn back the clock and be more present for her. But that’s just part of life isn’t it? Time keeps moving, changing and I can’t take it back; all I can do is fix it going forward. And that’s just what I’m going to try to do.
When I stumbled on the Go Dirty Girl site, I thought that this was my chance, my chance to make up for all the times and all the years I missed with my baby sister. She’s finally old enough, and so am I . What better opportunity do I have to bond with the girl so perfectly opposite yet cut from the same cloth than getting muddy and running, all for a good cause?
We’re going on our first run together today, and I can’t wait.. Photo from way back in the day
August 4th, 2011
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