A year ago, 28-year-old Deanne Beaumier
of Green Bay altered the course of her
life, when she
laced up her
running shoes and began jogging.
"I smoked, I drank, I wasn't living a healthy lifestyle," she
said Saturday after completing a 10.8-mile training run."I decided that I needed to make a change and I can tell you now that I'm 20 times happier, physically and mentally.I'm more involved in the community, in volunteering and in Leadership Green Bay."
Like so many young runners Beaumier doesn't identify a fast time or a particular finishing place as her
ultimate goal.Beaumier, an assistant general manager at the Wingate Inn at Austin Straubel International Airport, said her goal is to complete the marathon, then keep running down Stadium Drive straight into the Stadium View Sports Bar and Grill, which is co-owned by Jerry Watson, a close relative.