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!
Bethany 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.
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!
I 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.
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.
This 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.
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)!
I 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!
Psyched to have these GoalDiggers on board. They have been coming to Lloyd Hall boot camp for the past year now. And let me tell you- when they have a mission in mind- they are NO JOKE!!! They will be sure to bring a lot of fun, determination , positivity and strength to the team. Welcome girls!
Megan: My running history isn’t too long I ran my first race last September the global energy 10k and have went from there hitting my longest run last weekend at Broad Street! My goal is to run the full marathon and commit fully to the training program. I’m looking to get more of a plan for running and getting up to the 26.2 I think the biggest challenge I’ll face will be running on my own and being my own accountability, so with the program I know I’ll have other people doing the same thing and we’ll all be in it together. I’m so excited and can’t wait to get started!
Colleen: Running history: cross country runner in high school, took a break in college, started running again post grad. I’ve ran three half marathons leaving my last with a 2:09 PR. Three broad streets and numerous small races.Goals: To run longer than 13 miles without hip issues or injuries. To complete first marathon.Time to finish full marathon: below 5 hours