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 Pacer Mimi at the Boston Trail Half Marathon '12

Pacer Mimi

Where are you from?


Current P.R.


Typical pace


Number of marathons

12 + 7 Ironman races


Council Director Girls on the Run

Favorite marathon



Swimming, yoga, snowboarding, wake surfing, cylcing

Favorite Running Food

GU Salted Caramel

What are you reading now?

The Power of Habit

Who do you train with?

Friends and dog Rudy

Personal goals

Hike the entire Appalachian Trail

Become a guide runner/pusher/cyclist for athletes w/ disabilities

Complete the TransRockies6 in August

A quotation you like…


“Tough times don’t last.  Tough people do.”

Why do you run?


Running is part of who I am.  I run for stress relief, to spend time with friends and family, to be outdoors, to explore new trails and routes and for the fun of it.  

Describe your best marathon memory.


Running my first marathon in Chicago with my dad.  He had to stop at mile 2 to relieve himself but we finished together!

Why do you pace?


Pacing takes the focus off myself and puts it on helping others have a great run, achieve a time goal or just have some company along the way.  I enjoy hearing each person’s run story and how they started.

Tell us your best pacing experience.


Running the Kiawah Marathon in the month of older gentleman….I think 70+ was on pace in the last two miles to qualify for Boston and he did it!  I had caught up to him around mile 23 because his pace had slowed, but he hung on to the finish and thanked me for helping to get him to the line.

Why should someone run in your pace group?


Because I want to hear your stories!  I will do my best to give you some motivating cues throughout the race and I’ll keep it light and fun.  And I’ll let you hold the sign when I need to make a pit stop😊

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Run your own race.  Run the mile you’re in.  Run for those who can’t.

Anything else you’d like to share?

I like to keep moving through the aid stations.  Everyone who runs should volunteer at some point.  Events are made possible by volunteers.


What philanthropic activities do you have?


Reading mentor for Everybody Wins program, volunteer at local events like the Kids Triathlon.


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