Sharon was born and raised in Alabama (Roll Tide!), attended college in South Carolina, married and raised two boys in Virginia, and moved to North Carolina with her family five years ago. After years of teaching and church ministry work, she has embarked on a new passion...running. With a bit of encouragement in early 2010, she skeptically put on her running shoes. The rest of the story: the City of Oaks will be her first half-marathon with plans to compete in her first sprint triathlon in the spring. When not at Fleet Feet Sports, Sharon enjoys family, a really good movie, a well written novel, lots of music, and McDonald's sweet tea.