Jeanne Corey Marchand
I am a runner. I never thought I'd say this as I have never "liked" running. I used to take off as fast as I could and then make it about 2 miles huffing and puffing. I have been involved with fitness since I was a teenager. I started teaching aerobics in the early 80's fresh out of high school. I did my share of weight training and then started running in 2009 to lose some weight that I gained when I started my part time job in a restaurant at night to help suplement my daughters college.
My first 5K was the Avon Road Race 2009. I remember running by people that were cheering me on. I loved it. I collasped at the finish and my quads were on fire! From that point on I was hooked; 2 stress fractures later, 69 marathons, I can now call myself a runner.
I started this blog with a goal to encourage any runner that wants to run their first marathon or has struggled during their marathon. I want to bring the same joy and euphoria that I expereince with each marathon. They aren't always good - but with the bad I have a new "lessons learned" that I would like to share. We are all unstoppable!
Keep running, never give up, we are all "machines"!
RRCA Certified Running Coach
Marathons Completed: 100
Boston Marathons Completed 10
NYC, Boston, Chicago, Berlin & London
Last major - Tokyo-2024
Hartford Marathon Ambassador, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
San Francisco Ambassador, 2017, 2019