No Goals No Glory for this one!

Meet Tracy:  Tracy is a GO – GETTER. I have witnessed  her accomplish many goals in the past few years, but am most excited about seeing her get this one.  Psyched to have you Tracy!

FullSizeRender-8412 years ago my dad ran his first marathon at the age of 50 and naturally this became a bucket list item for me. Fast forward to today: I’ve been running consistently for 3+ years and have completed five half-marathons, including my last one in March 2016 when I was 7 weeks pregnant. My daughter, Sara was born in October 2016 and I signed up for the You Should Be Running Marathon Program about a month later. I knew I the best way for me to achieve this life goal would be with Kasey and the YSBR crew!

Running is even more important to me now that I have a daughter. It is time dedicated to taking care of myself and I want to set an example for Sara that shows how important and enjoyable exercise can be. Plus I love the camaraderie that occurs at Tuesday Track Practice. My goal for the next several months is to follow the training plan. My main goal for my first marathon is to finish but I would love to run a 10 minute pace (or less). 🙂 We have to set goals, right?

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I heavily recruited these two “sissy’s” so I will be heavily recruiting all Goals supporters to help cheer on , motivate and keep these sisters running.  I am goping their progress will inspires other “sissy’s” to run:)  Thanks for joining ladies!

lbBethany Flowers & Lauren Flowers Murphy:
We are sisters, best friends, and Manayunk residents. We are dog mamas, coffee connoisseurs, and laughter is our favorite cardio.

After making a few other lifestyle changes, we are excited for the next challenging mile ahead… Or 26 of them! While we are scared of being trampled, we know this is going to be a memorable journey that will leave us feeling proud, sweaty, and strong.

We are sisters, and we’ve been sissy’s about running, so tune in to #sissyrunners coming to the Philadelphia Marathon 2017.

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Joelle is jumping from 13.1 to 26.2!!!

Welcome Joelle!!! Sounds like you are the type to give 100% in whatever you do- so be prepared to have a blast and see your hard work pay off!

joelleI started running about a year and a half ago after my college girlfriends convinced me to sign up for the Disney Princess half marathon. Even as the least enthusiastic runner, I took my training the most seriously. After crossing my first finish line, I was hooked. I have since run 4 half’s with 4 more on the calendar throughout the rest of 2017. I joined the program because I signed up for my first full marathon, taking place in January 2018, and I need help preparing myself for the jump from 13.1 to 26.2, I am relatively new to the area, so I am also looking forward to meeting other like minded people who will help push me physically and mentally.

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She’s Back At It!!!

Welcome Back Julie & CeCe!!!:) I am looking forward to seeing you tear up the track again.  Watch out gang- she is looking fit as a fiddle and is going to give you all a run for your money.

jj17This is my forth year returning to you should be running and I think I’m in for my most challenging one, but I’m looking forward to seeing the progress.

The first two years I worked really hard to learn how to control my speed and realize that you can’t sprint a whole marathon.
I was convinced that last year was the year for me to finally run a 3:34 marathon but I found out I was pregnant with Cecilia and knew that wasn’t possible as much as I wanted to to be.

After having a “come to jesus” meeting with myself and being on with the fact that goals can change, I decided I was going to train through my pregnancy for the half marathon.
I ended up reaching that goal and ran the rock and roll at 20 weeks pregnant and the Philly half at 32 weeks pregnant. I was so happy I was able to run the whole time and the team was so incredibly nice to me.

I’m back this year with my goals of gaining my speed back and will run Chicago in October and Philly in November.
I’m not sure when I will qualify for Boston but know it’s in my cards one of these days. Maybe this year and if not, expect to see me back at it next year! I’m just really excited to run with my new running partner, CeCe, with hopes she grows up loving running as much as me.

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2017 is the “Year”

Kody is speedy , smooth and strong and will help push the team to faster times!  Read on to meet Kody- and just a feeling – but I am guessing 2017 to be Kody’s Year (in terms of running)!

kodyI started “running” in 2013. After barely completing my first 5k, I was really disappointed in myself and set a goal to run a half marathon. That following year, I ran my first half marathon, and have since completed 4 more (1:47:54 PR). Being a competitive individual, I next set my sights on the marathon and 1 year later, I ran the Erie Marathon (4:12:10). I know I can bring my time down, and get that BQ eventually! 2016 was going to be *the year* until I found out I was pregnant and my goals got pushed back. This year I would love to get my mileage back up, follow the training plan, and run a sub-4 hour marathon!

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