Boston Marathon Runner Profile: Lori Moser

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Editor’s Note: SOURCE invited runners from Team Framingham and a couple of other Framingham-based charity teams to participate in a series of Q&As about their training for the 2022 Boston Marathon to be held in April this year. If you would like to submit a profile contact editor@framinghamsource.com.

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Lori Moser

Hometown: Framingham

Marathon Team: Team Framingham

Is this your first marathon? Yes

Why run Boston?  It’s my “Home” marathon! I grew up cheering the athletes on along the course, I ran it as part a relay team when I was in high school, and I ran miles 1-18 when I was in college, back when “jumping in” unofficially was possible!

Which charity are you raising money for?  Wonderfund MA

Why did you pick that charity?  The Wonderfund supports children engaged with the MA Department of Children and families. I think all kids need to know they have people who care, and who are rooting for their success and happiness, especially those who have experienced trauma, fear, and sadness in their young lives.

Link to your charity fundraising page: https://www.givengain.com/ap/lori-
moser-raising-funds-for-massachusetts-wonderfund-inc/


How did you first get into running? I started running as a freshman at Marian High School, inspired by a dear neighborhood friend. I ran cross country and track every year, and was the Captain of each team my senior year. I also ran on the Cross Country Team my freshman year of college. I have always found
running teams and clubs to be welcoming, even to those of us who run a slow pace. Running in high school shaped my social circle, and taught me about the importance of discipline, time management, and sportsmanship.

Why do you like to run?  I am not a competitive person, nor am I particularly athletic. Running allows me to get my exercise, have time with my own thoughts, and it’s something I can do just for me, at my own pace.

Tell me something about your training for the marathon: it is REALLY hard! In the past few years, I have stopped running completely. I recently had a moment of nostalgia and inspiration, and submitted my name for the Team Framingham Lottery. I have a lot of work to do to generally get in shape, as well as train for
26.2 miles. Upon reflection, training “Couch to Marathon” might not be then smartest thing I’ve ever done, but it is worth the effort. I am being careful to listen to my body and train accordingly, to avoid injury. My husband Keith is an ultra-marathon runner, so he has been coaching and inspiring me. I keep in
touch with my Team Framingham Teammates on the Facebook page, as I am not attending the Team runs each week. The runners, organizers, and mentors of Team Framingham have been great sources of information and encouragement.

What is your favorite cross-training activity? Elliptical and weight-training

How does the snow and the cold impact your training? I hate the cold, so I have been doing most of my training at the YMCA on the treadmill and elliptical. If I see a day above 40 degrees in the forecast, I plan my long runs for that day so I can be outside.

Do you prefer to train alone or with others? Right now I prefer to train alone as I build strength and endurance. I have some anxiety about my ability, and I manage that better when I am alone.

Are you an early morning runner or evening runner? in a perfect world, I prefer to run mid-day, but mostly I train in the evenings.

How do you stay motivated when you don’t want to run?  I remind myself that I have never regretted running after it’s done. I also know that every day counts, and there are no cutting corners when training for a marathon. I tend to be a “last minute” kind of person, and that is not an option!

Music or no music when running? Music

What is your favorite post-run snack? Chocolate milk

Tell SOURCE readers something about you that has nothing to do with
running:
  I lived and worked in Saudi Arabia and Europe as a private-contract nurse for about 9 years, and met my husband Keith in Saudi when he was stationed there with the Army. When we married, I became a stepmother to his kids, AJ and Amanda, who are now adults. Together Keith and I have a 9 year
old son named Rocco, who goes to Brophy Elementary School.

What is your goal for the 2022 Boston Marathon?  My running goal is to cross the finish line. My fundraising goal is to raise as much as I can for the Wonderfund.

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Lori Moser

editor

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