Runner: Emily M
Years Running: On and off for 10 years. Consistently since November 2015
Upcoming races: “Shell Yea” Challenge in Hampton, VA-5k on Saturday, ½ marathon on Sunday
NYC Marathon in November
Current goals: -2:10 ½ Marathon, sub 27 min 5k, and 4:30ish marathon
-I ran 266 days on my first running streak and took 8 days off for surgery. I’m on running streak x 2 and hope to make it a full year this time!
Long-term, big shot goals that you someday hope to achieve with running:
–I want to qualify for Boston one day!
-Ultramarathon (50 miler)
Tell us about your running accomplishment that you’re most proud of and why:
-When I started in November, I wasn’t able to run more than 10 minutes straight through. Since I started training with Matt, I have lost 75lbs, have run several half marathons and a full marathon and no longer do the walk/run method. I have battled through illness, surgery, and nursing school but have managed to stay consistent and keep improving.
Favorite Workout: Track repeats
Most Challenging Workout: Long MP runs
Favorite part about being a runner: I’ve learned a lot about myself and how far I can really push my body. It’s helped me become confident again, and I love inspiring others to try and reach goals that they never thought were possible ????
Best races you’ve ever run: Columbus Marathon 2007 (4:52), Cleveland ½ marathon (2:15:21), 5k (27:21)
Running words of wisdom: NEVER GIVE UP!!