Runner: Laura R

Years Running: 20+

Age: 50

Upcoming races:

Samamish 1/2 – March 2018
Boston – April 2018

Current goals:

Possibly Qualify for New York
Be well trained for Boston

Long-term, big shot goals that you someday hope to achieve with running:  

Stay Fit and Healthy
Maintain speed, get faster if possible

Tell us about your running accomplishment that you’re most proud of and why:

Boston Qualifier 1997, 2014-2017
3rd place in age group NODM 2014 (3:48)
2nd place in age group NODM 2017 (4:01) Very limited field 🙂

Favorite part about being a runner:

The mental and physical health benefits that includes the close friendships I have developed with my running friends

Best races:   

Portland
Tunnel Light
NODM 2014
Seattle Rock N Roll 1/2 2016

Running words of wisdom:

Going out too fast should be avoided.
You have to run faster to run faster.
“You don’t have to be having fun to have fun” ( I borrowed that one)
When in Boston smile because… you are running Boston
Thank the volunteers.