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.
Greater Neponset Running Club
GNRC is a USATF-certified club (# 02-0289) of women and men and who love to run, participate in races, discuss training, and socialize together. Our runners are from the Neponset River Valley towns of Norwood, Westwood, Medfield, Dover, Walpole, Sharon and other surrounding communities.