Blckshrt Since March 2015
Goal? Run the Boston Marathon
PR? 01:38:03 at the 2015 Rock 'n' Roll San Diego - Half Marathon
Why Run with Republic? I love the workouts. Having a specific purpose for each run really helps to tailor your training, run smarter and properly condition for your next goal or race. For me, running used to be just an activity, but The Republic has helped me approach it as a sport. Each workout gives you a chance to compete with yourself, whether it's time, distance or both. The Republic has good diversity, comprised of runners with different abilities and experiences. I think I've also become a faster runner just by running with people faster than me. You can really gain some invaluable advice to help yourself become a better runner and find your fast. The Republic has also given back to the community by helping fundraise for charities, supporting local business and giving donations to those less fortunate.
I didn't enjoy running in high school. At that time, I couldn't even finish a mile without stopping or walking. I was nearly 230 lbs before I started to get into running. I didn't expect to become a marathoner; and then I completed three. You never know what you have in yourself until you try.