Amber

On Monday April 18, 2016 I realized a dream of mine, running the Boston Marathon.  26.2 miles from Hopkinton to Copley Square was a tough journey, but a journey that had me smiling so BIG for 26.2 miles! It was a sunny, beautiful day to join 30,000 runners on a “long run” into Boston.  The…

Donna

Now that the dust has settled and I’ve had a chance to reflect on how amazing the 2016 Boston Marathon experience was, I first need to say that I am so fortunate to have been offered a bib from the AT&T corporate team.  Having qualified in late 2015, I would have to wait until fall…

Salome

Running my first Boston marathon was a dream come true. Boston was my fourth marathon including Dallas, London and Chicago. Each of them has a special meaning to me. I’ve been at the Boston Marathon so many times cheering for my husband, but feeling the excitement from a different perspective as a runner was awesome!…

Shawna and Scott

What is your first run memory? Shawna: December 16, 2000 – Jog’r  Egg Nog’r  5K   Eggnog was served after the run…and yes, I had the leaded Egg Nog.  I started the run with my sister, who about a mile into it told me go on, she was going to walk the rest.  I remember coming into…

Featured Runners: Christina and Deborah

A little over a year ago, Christina Donnelly and Deborah Bancroft decided to run one half-marathon every month.  They exemplify the MRC club spirit and are this months Featured Runners. When did you start running, and what got you into it? Deborah: I first started running with my husband for fun prior to having kids. …

Featured Runner: John T. Shapiro

When did you start running, and what got you into it? Little did my high school (Montgomery Bell Academy, Nashville, TN) track coach know that he would give me a lifetime sport.  It was about a week before our first track meet the spring of my junior year. The prior two seasons, I had been…

Featured Runner: Paula Ko

When and why did you start running? I started running in 2008 at 38 years old. I’d lost a lot of weight by restricting my diet. I wanted to maintain the weight loss without any restrictions. Running was the fastest way I knew to burn calories. What or who inspires me to run? I never want to…

Featured Runner: Sadie Kidwell Briggs

When and why did you start running? I ran in HS; but, believe it or not, I was a hurdler! My coach forced us to do cross country in the off season. He teases me to this day that here I am running ultras and I would duck into Dairy Queen to eat a buster…