Monday, July 12, 2010

Meet Bethany

Meet Bethany.  She was part of the Rocky Crew and is coming back for more, lol.  She is the Crew Captain for this race.

Name: Bethany

You are a Running Mom so we already know you ROCK! So tell us what running accomplishment you are most proud of.

Hmm, that’s tough. I think I’m most proud of the general fact that I am a runner. I swam and played soccer in high school, but I hated running and didn’t feel like my body was made for it. Even after I joined the Army, and I “had” to run, I didn’t feel like I was good at it, and it almost always hurt, at least a little, no matter how short or slow I was running. But during my second deployment, I picked up a copy of Runners World and also started working out with a friend who is an amazing runner and before I knew it, I was hooked. I still don’t feel like my body is made for huge distances or amazing speed or anything, but I trained for and completed a marathon and become something I never thought I could be.

What do you most look forward to in this race?

Helping Tara break 100 miles—I'll feel almost as good when she’s finished as she does

When do you think you are going to do an Ultra?

Never! My goal is to get to the point where I can comfortably pace someone for 20 miles. I would rather help someone else complete an ultra than do one myself. I just don’t think my body is made for that kind of mileage.

What/When is you next race?

Hopefully the RnR Philly half in September, depending on our trial schedule. Otherwise, the Hutto 5K (town I live in)

Anything else we should know about you?


Bethany said...

Woohoo name twin, you ROCK!!! You'll be an AWESOME crew captain!!

Anonymous said...

I love your goals and with kind of backing I'm sure ULTARA will run just as you say, over 100 miles. Thank you so much for being part of her crew,

Tara's Mom

Reyna said...

Big props coming your way Bethany!!! Thanks for pacing and being the Crew Captain for Tara!!! I cannot wait to see you guys break 100 miles.

(Tara's Sister)