Pacer Danie at the Albany Marathon

 Pacer Danie at the Miami Marathon
 
 
Pacer Danie

Where are you from?

Chelsea Mi

Current P.R.

3:25:14

Typical pace

7:50-8:15

Number of marathons

29

Occupation

Occupational therapist

Favorite marathon

Boston

Hobbies

Volunteering with my daughter’s cross country team, watching my kids participate in their sports, go to the gym

Favorite Running Food

Potato chips (is that a running food??)

What are you reading now?

Nothing…too busy keeping up with my kids

Who do you train with?

Usually alone, but I have joined the Ann Arbor Track club and I run with the high school cross country team

Personal goals

3:15 marathon, 1:30 half

 

 

A quotation you like…

Running is a gift

 

Why do you run?

 

For my physical and mental strength, to mentor for my children, to encourage and inspire others

Describe your best marathon memory.

 

The awe and excitement of running my first Boston in 2012.  To realize I was running with some of the best runners in the world…and I qualified to be there at my second marathon

Why do you pace?

 

To encourage and inspire others.  I want to be able to give back to the running community, it is such an amazing community to be a part of.

Tell us your best pacing experience.

 

Finishing a half, right on the money, and the excitement and gratification of those that I helped pace to their desired time.  All the thank you’s I received afterwards…it was a good experience

Why should someone run in your pace group?

 

Because I am fun J  And…I will keep my pace at even pace, I will be friendly and talk to the runners in my group, learn their stories, share mine…I think I can inspire others. 

Any tips for runners about to join your group?

 

Trust me..I will get you there in the goal time

Anything else you’d like to share?

I am a mom of 5 kids..I only started running in the Fall 2010.  I have fallen in love with the sport and want to share the gift that running is, with others

 

What philanthropic activities do you have?

 

With 5 kids and a part time job….I don’t engage in philanthropic  activities at this time. However, I do volunteer  with the high school cross country team.

 

 

 

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