How did you first get into running? I used to race walk in my twenties, running saved time and it became more exciting to see my stamina increase as I went along
Why do you like to run? It clears my head and feels like I’ve accomplished something
What is your goal for the 2017 Boston Marathon? To finish without injury
Tell me something about your training for the marathon: looking at the overall training schedule is overwhelming. I just have to take it one day at a time
How do you stay motivated when you don’t want to run? I think about people who can’t run. I think about the victims of the marathon bombings and the grueling rehab that they went through, I think about the Suau family and a friend of mine who lost their 17-year-old son, I think about our veterans and if all these people can put one foot in front of the other then so can I.
What is your favorite pre-running meal? Oatmeal with peanut butter, bananas and blueberries
What shoes will you wear on Marathon day? Saucony Echelon. A shout out to Marathon Sports for fitting me with the right shoes!
Will you wear anything personal or symbolic the day of the 2018 Boston Marathon? My Team Framingham shirt and a Wellesley College hat. I’m not an alumnus, but my husband has worked there for over 40 years. Those women know how to high five!