Residential Member of the Month: Andrew W.
Andrew W. joined Team SoBo in February 2013. He recalls his best moments since joining the team as the first miles he ran with the whole team and his recent relay race at the Nikia Half Marathon and Relay. He says he is challenged to continue running and would like to run a 10K in the next three months. When he’s running, Andrew thinks about not stopping and giving his attention to whoever he is running with, which he finds helps him not think about the running. His next race will be the MCVET 5K in a few weeks.
“Andrew has been excited about Back on My Feet since day one. His enthusiasm is certainly present at 5:30 am circles and there’s no doubt he’s the reason that some non-res members come out and run. You can tell from his competitive spirit that he wants to keep improving and that’s evident in his attitude week in and week out. If that’s not enough, you can always count on him to keep things light-hearted.” – Jared Rigler, Team Leader
Non-Residential Member of the Month: Ryan C.
Ryan C. started running with Back on My Feet in August 2010. Last October, he celebrated running his first full marathon with the team, which he calls his best moment with Back on My Feet. Ryan says, “Running is therapeutic. I try not to think too hard while running.” His next race will be the Back on my Feet AT&T Sneaks Come Out at Night Presented by Thomas’ in August followed soon after by the inaugural Charles Street 12 Miler. After his races, he likes to drink chocolate milk and enjoy the runner’s high from a great workout.
ʺRyan has been a rock in Team SoBo’s transition from two teams to one last July. For example, he circles up several times a week and is always willing to run out of his comfort zone. You can always count on Ryan for the ‘stuff off the pavement’ – donating items for pasta/party pot lucks, bringing goodies to the circle for birthdays, and the numerous core roles he’s held over the last few years and in his new position as Alumni Services Core.ʺ – Jared Rigler, Team Leader