On February 21 and 22, Tampa Bay will host the annual Gasparilla Distance Classic, a weekend of races ranging from 5K to half marathon. Local NBC affiliate WFLA has been featuring the stories of inspirational runners who will be on the starting line of one or a few of the races. This past Tuesday, Women’s Running’s Contributing Editor Kara Deschenes shared her experience at the 2013 Boston Marathon. Watch the clip below where she tells her story from that scary day and why she returned in 2014. This year, she will be running the half marathon at Gasparilla— Good luck, Kara!