Pacer Louisa

 

Where are you from?

Originally from Hong Kong

Currently live in Wayne, NJ

Current P.R.

2:03:36 (half) Wineglass

4:19:19 at Mohawk Hudson 2012

Typical pace

9:30 min/mile (half) 10:00 min/mile (full)

Number of marathons

9

Occupation

Psychologist

Favorite marathon

I love each one of them but I’ll always pick Marine Corps Marathon as my favorite.  Receiving a medal from a marine means so much to me and reminded me how much our soldiers have sacrificed for the country.

Hobbies

Running, biking, and hiking with my husband and kids.

Favorite Running Food

Peanut Butter and banana on bagel

What are you reading now?

Home by Toni Morrison

Who do you train with?

My husband

Personal goals

Enjoy and live everyday

 

 

A quotation you like…

The miracle isn’t that I finished.  The miracle is that I had the courage to start – John Bingham, running speaker and writer.

Why do you run?

 

To spend time with my husband and it is a big stress reliever for me.

Describe your best marathon memory.

 

Running with my husband in my first marathon in Rochester, NY where we first met in college.  My only training was running a half marathon 2 wks prior to the race.  I was having a OMG moment when I realized that I was at mile 20.  We also raised over $2,000 for Arthritis Foundation.

Why do you pace?

 

I am strong believer of “mind over body.” I want to help others to push beyond where they thought they could go and find out what they are made of. 

Tell us your best pacing experience.

 

I was running the Pocono Marathon relay 2 wks after surgery and started talking to a first time runner on the course and I ended up pacing her to mile 13.  We were enjoying each other’s company and the beautiful outdoor that I forgot about my pain and she was able to finish the race without stopping at all. 

Why should someone run in your pace group?

 

My goal is getting people to finish the race and enjoy the process getting there.  I consider myself a class clown and I love to make people laugh and forget about the pain. 

Any tips for runners about to join your group?

 

Be prepare, you’ll have so much fun that you’ll develop an addiction in running!

Anything else you’d like to share?

Race day is like a party day, enjoy and kick butt out there!

 

What philanthropic activities do you have?

Raising fund for the WTC survivor program

 

 

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