As some of you may have noticed by now, each week we feature a different runner who is participating in our events. We do this for a couple of reasons. One, it is a way for us to connect and get to know participants beyond their bib number. Secondly, we do this to create positivity and to hopefully inspire, motivate and encourage all of you to chase after your goals and to realize that there is a whole community here ready to back you up!
Mary is racing the Negative Split Half Marathon with us on April 8th. Her positivity and genuine love for running is contagious. Thank you Mary for reminding us to not take the sport for granted and to remember to enjoy every step!
“Why I run:
Off the cuff, I run to eat chocolate cupcakes. I run because I will always choose the cheeseburger over the salad. I think romcoms should always been eaten with Ben and Jerry’s. But what gets me up at 5am in December, what makes me buy winter running shoes with my part time job in the middle of law school, what makes me buy a headlamp, and schedule 20 mile runs on weekends before most of my friends are sober from the night before — it’s the way you can sometimes match the breathing to your foot pattern, the times when you can find the mental space to dream and figure out your life in such a way that time doesn’t matter. On the best days running is like flying. It’s therapy and happiness and delight. And it’s the healthiest form of procrastination I’ve ever had. At the end of the day, it’s just me, the road, and Taylor Swift’s newest album. And for some time, that’s all I need. And I keep coming back. “
We always end by asking the question, what is YOUR story? We would love to hear it!
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