Pacer Tami

Where are you from?

O’Fallon, IL

Current P.R.


Typical pace


Number of marathons



Information Assurance Officer 

Favorite marathon

Boston Marathon.  All the crowd support made me feel like a rock star for the day!


Trail and road running, biking, skiing, traveling

Favorite Running Food

While running: GU Roctane Afterwards (any anytime):  pizza

What are you reading now?

Life after Death by Damien Echols

Who do you train with?

My fellow Road Warriors

Personal goals

Inspire and encourage others to be the best they can be,



A quotation you like…

Just one?  So much truth to this one “The person who starts the marathon is not the same person who finishes.”

Why do you run?


Health, happiness, mental clarity.

Describe your best marathon memory.


After a number of failed attempts, I finally crossed the finish line within seconds of my first BQ time at the Rock and Roll New Orleans marathon.  It was bittersweet.  It was validation for me, as a runner. Many of my fellow teammates were there to celebrate the moment with me. 

Why do you pace?


As a newbie, I am excited about the opportunity to help others reach their goal.  I enjoy the sport and appreciate the competition of running but for me, the ultimate satisfaction is in watching others achieve their goals.

):Tell us your best pacing experience.


In 2007, Pacer Jim helped me reach the finish line at my first half marathon.  He chatted and told jokes the entire way.  Focusing on him helped me clear my mind of any negative energy that would have prevented me from reaching my goal. 

Why should someone run in your pace group?


I love to meet new people!  With every new acquaintance is an opportunity to grow and learn something new.  I enjoy hearing about others’ journey and goals and will do my very best to help you reach that goal!

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


You worked hard to get to this point, so relax, settle in, and enjoy the experience!   I will encourage you along the way, but it will be all of your hard work that gets you to the finish line.

Anything else you’d like to share?

The responsibility of holding the pacing sign!  J


What philanthropic activities do you have?

I am the race director for a couple of 5k runs for organizations in my local area.  In 2012, we brought in over $34,000 between two races!



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