Today is Spotlight Thursday
This week I'd like to introduce Cori. I asked Cori several questions, to tell part of her story and introduce you all to her.
Cori Blogs at
How long have you been running?
I started running in 2009 after MANY years of playing softball and only running for punishment at practices.
What is the furthest distance or race you have ever run?
What is your favorite racing distance? Tell us why.
My favorite distance to race is a marathon. It requires a great deal of discipline, mental and physical strength and I love the feeling of accomplishment I get as I cross the finish line with wobbly legs.
Boston... the history.
Do you run for fun or run to compete?
I run for fun. I actually haven't ran a lot of races when I look back over the course of 4+ years because I am selective in the races I want to do. I prefer to lace up and go without worrying about always having a date on the calendar.
Have you experienced any trials/injuries/health issues that you have had to overcome?
Let's see... IT band, hamstrings, calf tightness, plantar fasciitis, throwing up during a marathon due to acid reflux.... all of which have taught me SOMETHING about myself and running even if the lesson wasn't pretty.
I get emotional every time I cross a finish line... the distance doesn't matter. Its the sense of accomplishment, community, and seeing people all around you with ALL different backgrounds completing something they've set forth as a goal they wanted to achieve.
Do you crosstrain? What types?
My students... they motivate me both in and outside of running.
Do you have any tips or suggestions for someone who is thinking of starting up running?
ALWAYS listen to your body, find a community of runners to help keep you encouraged and motivated, and most importantly... HAVE FUN.
A good pair of running shoes (currently BROOKS) and a good headband (currently my COOL CAT PRO or BONDI BAND).
What is the best thing you have learned from being a runner?
You can learn more about Cori and visit her blog at