Is anyone racing tomorrow? If you are in Colorado running the Let Freedom Run race look for our new IRUNLIKEAGIRL Ambassador, Katie. If you see her, please say hello! She’s super friendly, so even an awkward introduction like “you don’t know me but I’ve seen your face on the Internet” will get the conversation started. I can assure you of her friendliness because a) she works as an overnight instructor at her local ZOO b) which means she sleeps with the bears and teaches young kids about the animals c) if BEARS really like you, likeability with human runners was mastered a long time ago
As a full-time Mom to her two little girls, part-time Scientist and Zoo Lady, running is Katie’s quiet time; a time that allows her to stop thinking about homework assignments and bacterial cultures. Katie works at a hospital as a research coordinator in the Cystic Fibrosis clinic and at her local zoo as an overnight instructor. This means that she sleeps at the zoo while teaching kids about animals and the environment. While pregnant with her second daughter, she felt large and uncomfortable. Six weeks after she was born, she started running. First slowly, pushing the stroller. Then faster, still pushing the stroller. Now that her girls are out of the stroller, she still runs and smiles at the moms who are just now entering that phase of running and encourages all women, but especially moms, to get out there and run.
We are excited to introduce Katie as our new ambassador from Colorado. She will join Alexis and the rest of the team of Ambassadors in helping IRUNLIKEAGIRL build positive connections and friendships between runners that might have not otherwise ever been. All ambassadors have selected Fall races in their state and we invite you to race with us! If you are in Colorado, passing through or want to plan a little race-cation, Katie has selected the Denver Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon (October 20th, 2013) as her Fall goal race. If you are interested in running this race or hearing some interesting animal planet like stories, please email Katie (krpoch (at) hotmail (dot) com).
My favorite meal is: breakfast
And I usually eat: cereal. Honey Nut Cheerios and Frosted Flakes with bananas are favorites.
I like my coffee: decaffeinated. I (usually) have enough energy.
My favorite color is: blue, especially when it is with maize (Go Blue!)
My favorite day of the week is: Sunday. A long run followed by family time is the usual routine.
If an extra hour was added to each day, I would use it to: do something crafty with my sewing machine.
Most people are surprised to learn that… I hold a patent for a two handled dog leash.