Being a part of the running community in Peoria, whether it be actually running, supporting others in an event, volunteering or even chairing a race – there’s just a connection. Working at Running Central IS truly like family – there’s an interwoven bond of support that is genuinely REAL. What do you like most about working at running central? Seeing new faces discover the store – it’s exciting to hear someone say, “I never knew how big and nice this place was” or to hear them say they never have had a personalized experience where someone truly took a vested interest in what was best for THEM whether it be shoes, apparel, nutrition – anything! And of course, seeing the “regulars” – it’s like a family reunion (that you actually enjoy!)
I started running in 2009, first being involved with the FAST program in 2010, then kept those friendships and running ever since. I have completed who knows how many ½ marathons and 1 full marathon. Illinois Marathon weekend and Madision Mini weekend – a MUST every year! I am a chairperson for the Morton Pumpkin Festival 10K race – and LOVE it.
Start date: 2nd time around… February 2016
Current shoe of choice: Training shoe: Asics. Racing shoe: New Balance