Candace Gonzales

Candace Gonzales

Candace was born in Wyoming but moved to Colorado as a teenager. She works in criminal defense and considers the work she does as righteous. Candace loves spending time with her husband, family and friends. You can usually find Candace running the Clear Creek Trail or discovering a new dirt trail in the Colorado front range mountains. When she’s not running she is an avid concert goer and is passionate about writing poetry. Candace just recently started writing poetry about her running experiences and although her trail name is Tough Cookie, she has been called the Running Poet after sharing a poem with author and runner Katie Arnold. On occasion Candace shares her poetry on her social media handles which she plans to continue to do until she can figure out how to blog.

A Miscarriage and a New Life

In 2017, my husband and I had been married for 4 years. We never thought we wanted children, but something happened that year and we decided to go for it. Within a month of stopping birth control, I became pregnant.