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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


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Kathleen Doucette

Hometown: Marlborough

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

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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.

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By editor

Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.