Pacer Michelle

 

Where are you from?

Evansville, Indiana

Current P.R.

3:54:53

Typical pace

9:15

Number of marathons

30 and counting

Occupation

Mother of 6, ages teen to toddler

Favorite marathon

The Louisiana Marathon

Hobbies

Running, working out, traveling the world

Favorite Running Food

GU Roctane

What are you reading now?

Lots and lots of children’s books!

Who do you train with?

Weekdays: by  myself; Weekends: a local running club

Personal goals

Complete a marathon in every state. Complete a marathon on every continent.

 

 

A quotation you like…

 

Tough times don’t last, but tough people do!

Why do you run?

 

Running is my “me time”. I have usually solved the world’s problems or have planned out my kids’ schedules by the time I have finished a run.

Describe your best marathon memory.

 

I ran the 2011 Marine Corps Marathon in a bumblebee costume. The spectators and volunteers seemed to enjoy cheering for the bee. I had so much fun entertaining them that I forgot I was running.

Why do you pace?

 

Who says running has to be a solitary activity? I enjoy running with others, and motivating them to achieve their goals.

Tell us your best pacing experience.

 

I had the privilege of running with Pacer Julia in the 2011 Rock n Roll Las Vegas Marathon. Thanks to her pacing skills, we navigated through the infamous “merge” to get our pace group in on time.

Why should someone run in your pace group?

 

I will do everything I can to help you meet your goal. I like to have fun; so, relax and enjoy the ride!

Any tips for runners about to join your group?

 

It’s true! The race begins at mile 20! Stick with me, and we will conquer “the wall”!

Anything else you’d like to share?

I have found that running marathons not only models to my children the rewards of hard work and dedication, but it also refreshes me as a parent.

 

What philanthropic activities do you have?

 

I enjoy working with children of all ages. I volunteer for my local schools and Young Life chapter. I am also a supporter of St. Jude.

 

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