Boston Marathon Runner Profile: Kathleen Doucette
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marathon Team: Team Framingham
Is this your first marathon? Yes
Is this your first Boston Marathon? Yes
Why run Boston? I grew up in Framingham have special memories watching the Boston Marathon every year with my Family
Which charity are you raising money for? Boys and Girls Club
Why did you pick that charity? The Boys and Girls Club has created a safe place for kids to grow and learn. I have been working with children. for years and I am honored to help support the social and emotional needs and opportunity these kids are given within this program. Making a difference in children’s lives is very important to me.
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How did you first get into running? I started running outside regularly when Covid hit.
Why do you like to run? Running is very therapeutic for me it helps me with anxiety makes me feel stronger and motivated to conquer any
obstacles that comes up. Also I feel it is important to have a healthy habit and time for yourself.
What is your favorite cross-training activity? Running Cycle Strength Training
Do you prefer to train alone or with others? Why? I love group fitness to motivate each other and make friends.
Are you an early morning runner or evening runner? I’d prefer early mornings but have to do mostly evenings
How do you stay motivated when you don’t want to run? I know I always feel better after I complete a run plus I sign up for events and this keeps me motivated
Music or no music when running? If music, favorite song? Absolutely music any Hip Hop and RB
What is your favorite pre-running meal? Yogurt Granola
What is your favorite post-run snack? Banana Peanut Butter
Tell SOURCE readers something about you that has nothing to do with running: I love Dancing and going to the Beach
What shoes will you wear on Marathon day? Asics
What is your goal for the 2023 Boston Marathon? To Raise money for a great cause make friends have fun and conquer a goal!
Will you wear anything personal or symbolic the day of the 2023 Boston Marathon? Why? I will not but I know my Charity family and friends will be on my mind keeping me motivated until the finish.