Kelly at Miami 2012


  Pacer Kelly


Where are you from?

Born: Los Angeles, California

Raised: Miami, Florida


Current P.R.

1:48:34 in the Half; 4:20:23 at Miami 2012

Typical pace



Number of marathons

6 Half Marathons

Miami Marathon January 2012


Full Time Student


Favorite marathon

ING Miami. Run Miami. Run Famous. Nothing beats running through the city I love!


Running…Duh! I love biking, lifting and Gator Football! Go Gators


Favorite Running Food

Pure Protein: Chocolate Peanut butter Bars. Flatbread with Almond butter.

Favorite book, what are you reading now?

My all-time favorite book is The Giver by Lois Lowery, currently reading The Help by Kathryn Stockett


Who do you train with?

Me, Myself and I. I have tons of running partners of all running levels; however, my core training is done on my own.

Personal goals



A quotation you like…

When stamina runs out, inspiration kicks in



Why do you run?


I run because It makes me feel empowered!  You can talk the talk but can you walk the walk? Running is about having, Guts! That’s what makes a true runner. The guts to give it your all with every stride that you take. The dedication to hit the road or treadmill everyday. The perseverance to overcome the obstacles that make running a challenge. The diligence to get out there and run in spite of the aches and pains. It’s not occasional running, it’s everyday running and that’s why I love to run.


Describe your best marathon memory.


My best running memory was when I ran in my first race, the ING Miami Half Marathon in 2010 and reaching mile 11 having all the spectators cheer me on, I got an instant runners high, I’d never felt stronger in life.


Why do you pace?


For me pacing is a way for me to give back to running. It’s my way of thanking anyone that ever trained with me. I want to help as many people as I can, there’s no better feeling than helping someone accomplish their goals.  Everyone deserves that feeling at some points in life and if I can help, I will!


Tell us your best pacing experience.


Last year I mastered pacing, hitting every mile at the very exact second, a watch became obsolete.


Why should someone run in your pace group?


Because I love to hear funny training stories, like the first time you got caught in the rain, the first time you got lost in the trails, oh yeah, this race is going to be an experience.


Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Be ready to have FUN! I love to talk and sing on my runs, keeps your mind on something else than running, when you least expect it we will be at the finish line!


Anything else you’d like to share?

Bring you’re “A” game! You’ve trained long enough, now its time to let it pay off and have some FUN!


What philanthropic activities do you have?

Phi Mu Tailgate Invitational benefitting the Children’s Miracle Network.



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