Jamie Hershfang ultra runner with DW Running discusses her running journey from 0 to 62, creating challenges to stay motivated during the pandemic including raising money for COVID Solidarity, her team, Fleet Feet Chicago, the Bank of America race series, and her personal cause: the National Eating Disorders Association.
Carrie Cihasky represents Team PAWS. We discuss the mission and impact of the largest no-kill shelter, the benefits of running for Team PAWS, overcoming the “fundraising is out of my comfort zone” fear, and her own journey as a charity runner.
For more on Team PAWS: https://my.pawschicago.org Inquiries regarding running for Team PAWS: TeamPaws@pawschicago.org Find PAWS on all socials @pawschicago and @teampawschicago
Ibon Hernandez, follow Chicago runners and Three Run Two (https://www.threeruntwo.com) crew-mate, and I talk about her running journey, what to do when your marathon gets cancelled, and why she’s running for Imerman Angels (https://imermanangels.org). Find Ibon on Instagram: @bonbon26.2.
There have been a couple running milestones I missed commemorating here because I haven’t been as prolific this year as I’ve been in the past. The first was my 25th Runiversary. That is, the 25th Anniversary of the day I started running which passed unceremoniously on March 4th. The second is Global Running Day which happens each year on the 1st Wednesday in June. So, yesterday.
This week marks the beginning of my 25th year as a runner. On March 4, 1996 I laced up my shoes for the first time and with really no idea of what I was doing podded through a two mile ring of my apartment building in Hackensack, New Jersey. (Read about that HERE).