I am pleased to share with you my team for tomorrow’s GNC Live Well Liberty Mile. This is the first time I’ve ever participated in this race so I’m pretty excited to see how fast these little legs can move. LOL. I’m also excited to get together with this great group of people and have some fun. While I was away in Chicago, they arranged to have team shirts made as a surprise to me! I am so excited to wear them!
Shawn has completed the Pittsburgh Half Marathon 5 times, the Virginia Beack Rock-n-Roll half marathon 3 times and the Disney FULL Marathon as well. This year he participated in another team effort and completed two legs of the Pittsburgh Marathon Relay. He also snagged 2nd place in his age group at this year’s Just a Short Run (8.1 miles) in North Park. Shawn is currently training for the Columbus marathon where is hoping to grab his Boston qualification. We’re expecting great things from this guy because he can move! Above: Rock n Roll Virginia Beach half marathon with his wife and a bib with hi PR proudly displayed.
Derek has run the Buffalo Creek Half Marathon twice and both chips times were quite impressive. He’s also run the Great Race and many, many local 5k’s in the surrounding areas. He also tackled the FULL Pittsburgh Marathon this past May. Derek has been doing some speed work to prep for tomorrow’s race and will continue to run until training starts later this summer into the fall for his third showing at the Buffalo Creek Half Marathon. Like Shawn, this guy is fast! Left: crossing the finish line at Pittsburgh’s Great Race.
Jessica has participated in many races, some of them with me She has run the Buffalo Creek Half Marathon, the EQT 10 Miler and the March Mad Dash. She’s also participated in the Frigid 5 miler and multiple 5Ks including the Jingle Bell 5K, Take a Step for your Heroes 5K, and The Freaky 5K. Most recently she was part of a Pittsburgh Marathon Relay team this past May (with Shawn) and ran leg 3 of the course. Left: pictured with me before the start of the Buffalo Creek Half Marathon.
Kelsey was the winner of my raffle for the last spot on the team! I’m super excited to meet her and add her to my network of running friends in the Pittsburgh area. Kelsey’s stats are quite impressive, here goes; Kelsey has completed an incredible 25 half marathons and 2 full marathons since 2011. She has a goal to complete a half marathon in all 50 states. Some of her favorite half’s include: Country Music Marathon Half in Nashville, Rock’n'Roll New Orleans Half (her PR race), Cleveland Marathon, and of course the Pittsburgh Marathon Half. She is currently preparing for a very busy fall schedule with 5 half marathons within a two month time frame. Left: mile 16 of the Cleveland Marathon in May.
So there you have it. Quite a well rounded team if I say so myself. Please look for us tomorrow in our blue This Runners Fuel shirts and be sure to cheer us on. Better yet….take us on. SAME DAY REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE starting at 5:30pm in Market Square.