Hello, my name is Dee Ruedinger. I am in my 22nd year of teaching junior high physical education with the Manitowoc Public School District. I earned my Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh a long time ago. My husband and I celebrated our 27th wedding anniversary this past July with an overnight stay in Door County. In addition, we will be empty nesters for the third year in a row since we sent our two boys off to the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. For that reason, I have taken up running. The past two years, I have run several 5k races, a 5 mile race, the Bellin 10k race and a 7 mile race. My goal is to run a half marathon next year.