Abby Boerke

Why were you drawn to working at running central?  I was excited to work for Running Central, because I love encouraging people to live an active lifestyle.  Running Central is family friendly to their employees, and as athlete, and a mom of two active boys, they understand the schedule demands of an athletic family.

What do you like most about working at running central?  I love serving others and seeing people overcome challenges in their daily life…and I am able to help people in both of these ways here at work! 

What do you like doing outside of Running Central? I love the outdoors.  As a triathlete, runner, paddler, and swimmer, I have been a part of many different races since the age of 5 when I started swimming competitively.  I continued swimming at a national level through high school, and then transitioned in to running races and triathlons.  I train about 4 days a week, usually with swimming once a week, running 2-3 times a week, and a workout class, such as bodypump or body attack.  I also coach age group swimming in the Peoria area.

Start date: January 2017
Hometown: Morton
Current shoe of choice: New Balance Vongo