My name is Tara Langdon. I was born and raised in northern Mississippi, but my heart and my home is West Virginia. My husband Glenn and I are blessed with our “little” teenage boy named Quinn. He is completely mentally and physically disabled with a severe form of Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome, and I dedicate my life to caring for him.
Ultrarunning is my passion. The amazing people who participate in this sport brought me closer to this world and opened my heart. It is also the only sport that I felt truly challenged by and has brought about the desire to pursue excellence in myself and to chase after the most insane dreams I never would have considered before! Ultrarunning makes me excited to seek excellence in my personal life, fitness, and friendships.
HOW I STARTED
I ran a little on and off as a youth, but it was never formal or serious. It wasn’t until 2011 when I was in recovery from many years of opiate addiction when my sister enticed me to start running and sign up for my first race. During that first year of running, I discovered that people ran races of 50 miles, 100 miles, and even ran across the USA! I felt this instant and gnawing “pull.” I had to do this! From that moment on, everything I did was to work towards a goal of running my first 100-mile race.