Pub Runners of the Week

The Station Pub Run lasts for about 2.5 hours each week (roughly 1.5% of the week). This means that The Station Pub Runners spend another 165.5 hours each week doing some pretty damn cool stuff.

In order to get to know your fellow Pub Runners better, and learn what they do with the other 98.5% of their time, we will feature someone new here each week. So by this time next year, you will know the stories of 52 runners in our Pub Run community. (Please use the contact form to recommend someone that you think should be featured below!)

 

Angela Fruik

What is the best piece of advice you ever received, and who gave it to you?  I have no idea who exactly instilled this value in me, but I’m sure it’s actually been more than one person. “If it doesn’t make you happy, why are you doing it?”

There are plenty in things in life we HAVE to do – pay taxes, do laundry, take our car to the shop, clean our shower (anyone else hate that?) – that aren’t super fun. The choices we can make, like what we do for a living, the people we surround ourselves with, the things we do in our free time; these should be things that genuinely bring us joy. Otherwise, why are you doing them? Get rid of the bad energy and choose happy!

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Corrine McCarthy

Why do you run?  To socialize, to stay fit, to justify my love of potato chips.

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Kevin Field

What is the best piece of advice you ever received, and who gave it to you?  Do what you love, because you’ll have to work hard no matter what you choose—my undergrad lab manager.

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Kelsey Keverline

Why did you decide to join the Station Pub Run?  I was encouraged by other med students.  I had never run before joining Station Pub Run and I love it!

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Rebecca Rubinstein

What is something you have done recently, or are about to do, that you are proud of?  At my job last year, I started a research project on the prevalence of birth defects in a cohort of babies who may have been exposed to Zika virus during pregnancy. Although we’re still collecting data, I’m proud of taking the initiative to use data that we collected for another purpose and share our findings with the scientific community.

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Tara K

What is your favorite thing about the Station Pub Run?  I’m not a big fan of the word community, but I have to say that is my favorite thing. Again, thank you, Steph, for creating this running community out of nothing. The runners/walkers (humans and dogs) who come each week are also lovely. I’ve met great people and had time to connect with my fave run buds.

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Andreas Jozwiak

What is your favorite thing about the Station Pub Run?  Beer, obvi. (Also, I met my partner at a pub run – and even though we didn’t start at the Station, we still run with the Station!)

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Alex Osbourne Schwed

Describe the most recent (appropriate 🙂 ) photo you took with your phone:  It is a sunny afternoon and we are standing in our front yard. My brother-in law is shading himself with a turquoise umbrella that has a cartoon print of cats around the rim. He is holding porcelain china in his hand and my jawless derpy dachshund is standing on our porch in the background.

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Dan Hirschman

What is something you have done recently, or are about to do, that you are proud of?  The Boston Marathon, which depending on when this is published, I will have either just done or will be about to do for the first time.

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Sarah Brnich

Please share your favorite quote or slogan:  “Al final del día, podemos aguantar mucho más de lo que pensamos que podemos.” (“At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.”) – Frida Kahlo

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Nate Nelson-Maney

What is the best piece of advice you ever received, and who gave it to you?  If you were able to do everything from the very beginning, nothing would be fun or rewarding! – Kelly Olsen in regard to me being bad at rock climbing

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Tina Clossick

What is the best piece of advice you ever received, and who gave it to you?  I don’t know about best advice, but I remember at a young age my older brother and I would play crazy competitive games together and if I tried to quit he would call me a quitter.  Somehow that was the worst insult and a huge motivator.

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Henry Copeland

What is the best piece of advice you ever received, and who gave it to you?  My father’s advice when I headed to college: find a few good mentors.

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Mendi Wagoner

What is something you have done recently, or are about to do, that you are proud of?   I am really proud of being part of The House That Running Built.  The roof is on the first of three homes that this running and Habitat initiative are working to complete.   I’m proud to be a part of a group that wants affordable housing for all and that recognizes the value in every person’s work and that the value society puts on the job should not keep the worker from owning a home.

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Bonner Saylor

Why do you run?  To keep my family from killing me! I started running in high school when I joined the cross country team. According to my mom, I became a much more pleasant teenager when I did. As an adult, I have been ordered on runs by my spouse when he’s had enough of my attitude. While I love the challenge of bettering my running each year, I really keep at it because of the balance it brings my mental state.

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Oliver Lamb

Why do you run?  My research involves working around and on top of active volcanoes. If one decides to erupt, I need to be able to get out of there fast!

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Heather Bucurel

Why do you run?  I have a love affair with food and beer that isn’t quitting anytime soon, so running gives me the means to enjoy that without worry.  Running has also become a form of reflective time for me, as I listen to what’s going on around me and how my body feels during a run.  I use that time to lesson plan, work through issues, or sweat out frustrations/stress. It’s been great for both my physical and mental health.

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Tom Soth

Please share your favorite quote or slogan:  “Some believe they can, others believe they cannot. They are both correct.”

Anything else you’d like to share with us?!  Maybe my bar tab.

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Chris Lock

If you could have any talent or skill in the entire world, without needing to practice and money was no limitation, what would it be?  To be a phenomenal dancer.

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Robin Richardson

What is something you have done recently, or are about to do, that you are proud of?  I recently ran my first marathon with goal of qualifying for the Boston Marathon. While I was training, a good friend told me that I could not quality for Boston with my first marathon… that I had no idea what I was getting myself into…that I had no idea how hard it was to run a marathon at all, let alone try to quality for Boston. I’m proud to say that I did quality for Boston in that first marathon. I’m most proud that I don’t let others get inside my head or disrupt my own ideas about what I can achieve.

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