How long have you been involved with running?
I have been running for about 6 years
What got you involved with running?
A friend of mine that I met when I moved down to the Boston area was a big runner. I had always wanted to do a half, she was going to train for one and asked if I would like to train with her. I have been running ever since
How many days a week do you usually run?
4-5 days a week
What is the greatest distance you have raced?
What is one of your most memorable race/ event and what made it so special?
My most memorable race was the Philadelphia marathon last November. It was most memorable because I was able to be with members of the group for a few days
Do you always enjoy going out for a run?
Not always, but after it is done I always feel great
What are some of the things that gets you out the door when you really don’t feel like going out on a run?
Knowing that I will be meeting up with other members of GNRC always helps. I know that they will be there to help and encourage me through the run weather its 3 or 18 miles.
What are you working towards currently in your workouts?
I am currently working towards? the Loco Half in October.
What are some of you long term running goals?
I would like to do another marathon and maybe a triathlon at some point
Can you share something about an obstacle you had to overcome and how you managed to get over it?
An obstacle that I had to overcome was last November when my grandfather had suddenly passed away just two days before the Philadelphia marathon. I managed to overcome it though GNRC, they all were there to give me a hug when a needed it or give me a few words of encouragement. And also, knowing that my grandfather was with me every step of that marathon.
How long have you been a member of GNRC?
Just over a year
What are some of the things you enjoy about being a member of GNRC?
I enjoy the monthly breakfast runs its give us a chance to catch up with some of the members we may not have seen in a while. And also I enjoy the great group friends I have acquired through GNRC
In what ways has the club made a difference in your running?
They helped me take almost 20 minutes of my marathon time. And have made me a better and faster runner.