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Amanda, Sales Associate at iRun

I did not really get into running until I was well into my 20s. I had always been into health and fitness, but running was not a part of my regime. While complimenting some friends on their plans to run the 1999 Marine Corps Marathon, an acquaintance told me I could never accomplish such a goal because he did not think I was strong enough. Challenge accepted. Marathon registration submitted. Training plan executed.

Although the training and marathon were tough, I had never felt stronger, or more willful and determined upon crossing that finish line. During the course of my training, I approached the race as a bucket list item to be checked off - “Run a Marathon”. Never did I expect that once I finished the next day, I would be icing my knees and searching for my next race. And I haven’t stopped since.

When I moved to Texas over 6 years ago my running experience really took off when I started training with iRun. I had no idea there was so much to know! I have learned so much since then and am grateful to be able to work alongside some of the best training partners out there. I am a very lucky girl!

My Favorite Things

Favorite Place to Run:
There are too many places to choose!
NCR Trail, Hunt Valley, MD
Along the lakeside, Sunapee, NH
Hill Country, San Antonio, TX

Favorite Race Fuel:
Gu Salted Caramel

Favorite Running Shoes:
At the moment I am loving the Saucony Zealot
Favorite Race:
The Army 10 Miler in Washington D.C.

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More Favorite Things

Favorite Pre Race Meal:
A hardboiled egg or a slice of toast with peanut butter

Favorite Post Race Meal:
Coffee with eggs, bacon and an occasional pancake

Favorite Running Quote:
"Whether you think you can, or think you can’t. You’re right." – Henry Ford

Favorite Distance:
10 Miles or Half Marathon

Favorite Running Song on Your Playlist:
Thunderstruck, AC/DC

Favorite Apparel:
Features Elite Merino Wool Socks and New Balance Running shorts

Favorite Workout:
A long run on a cool fall morning


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