“My brother, PJ inspires me in every aspect of my life… PJ has muscular dystrophy but doesn’t let that stop him from doing anything that he wants to do. He is beautiful and full of love for every single person he meets. I run because he can’t.”
Where do you live: Mount Pleasant
Are you a runner/walker/biker: I’m a runner! (It took me a while to be able to say that with confidence)
What do you do for a living: I’m in the education field.
What inspires you:
My brother, PJ inspires me in every aspect of my life. We were raised with the belief that we can do anything if we set our minds to it. PJ has muscular dystrophy but doesn’t let that stop him from doing anything that he wants to do. He is beautiful and full of love for every single person he meets. I run because he can’t. Every time I tie my shoes, PJ’s amazing will is my fuel to finish happy.
I am also inspired by fellow runners. We are an interesting group of people–both serious and funny about our sport. This is the most giving community I have every been blessed to be a part of. I love listening to stories about how and why people started running; how it has changed people both inside as well as out.
Why do I want to represent the Connector Run:
I love Charleston and am so grateful that I live here. For years I’ve been saying that I want to be a bigger part of the community; that I want to give back. I saw this as a way to do both of those things. What a great way to connect with new people, brag about my beautiful Lowcountry, enjoy running, and support an amazing charity!
Why should you run/walk/bike the Connector? Why shouldn’t you?! We live in one of the most amazingly beautiful places on Earth. As locals we should take every opportunity to appreciate and enjoy our surroundings. Physical activity is good for the soul; give it a shot, what do you have to lose? Events like this are a great way to meet new people, experience new things, and check something off the bucket list.
Favorite Thing About the LowCountry: Pluff Mud and live oak trees. Seriously. I smell pluff mud and know that I’m home.
How can people connect with me?
I’m on Facebook (Carie Dixon).
You can also find me on twitter @hulagirl1114.
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You can try to connect with me while running, but you have to catch me first. Just kidding, I’m not that fast.