YMCA St. Patty's run marks weight-loss goal for one Ottumwa woman

Saturday, the Ottumwa YMCA held their 10 annual Saint Patty's Day Run./KTVO

The Ottumwa YMCA held its annual Saint Patty’s Day Run, but for one resident, this run is a big milestone.

Last year, Chelsey Rozendaal ran her first 5K at this very event. It also marked her 100-pound weight-loss goal.

She then ran four more 5k’s that year. And on Saturday, she ran her first 10k, that too, in an hour and four minutes.

“It’s an amazing lifestyle change. I have three daughters and showing them that anything is possible as long as you believe in yourself."

Rozendaal’s next milestone will be to run her first half-marathon.

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