Lydia Baldwin crossing the finish line. (Photo courtesy Lydia Baldwin)

Lydia Baldwin crossing the finish line. (Photo courtesy Lydia Baldwin)

Shortly after arriving in the Delta, most CMs are confronted with the 3Ms: marriage, mutt or marathon.

After talking to CMs in their 2nd year and alumni, you start to realize that there is a trend and most people who come to teach in the Delta end up completing one, two or even go for the hat trick of all  three Ms while they are in the Delta.  When I first heard this I surely thought that marathon would be the least likely option for me to complete, there is no way that I was going to be running 13.1 or 26.2 miles — that is crazy!  Little did I know running would become the stress reliever that I depended on most throughout my first and now second year of teaching.