Meghan has been an instrumental part of Progress House‘s volunteer base since joining Back on My Feet last summer. Meghan will always offer a listening ear to anyone with an ailment and try to help with a stretch or advise. She is also one of the instructors of Wednesday Night Yoga, which is a fun time if you haven’t tried! Meghan, along with the other instructors always do their very best to stretch the participants! We will miss Meghan when she moves to Michigan to continue her career as a Physical Therapist in July, but we are glad she could spend some time with our team.
Shoe Size? 6 but I normally wear a 7 in running shoes
Favorite post run food? peanut butter on bananas and chocolate milk
How many marathons/half marathons/5ks have you done? I’ve done 3 half marathons and numerous 5ks
Favorite music? I enjoy all types of music as long as I can sing along!
Favorite vacation spot?
Sister Lakes, Michigan, we have been renting the same cottage for 26 years and I love spending a week relaxing at the beach.
Bucket list item you plan to cross off soon?
I just crossed off running a Half Marathon in under 2 hours thanks to the wonderful support of BoMF!
Why do you run?
I love that time when I can be alone with my thoughts and not have to answer any emails or phone calls. When I am running all of my energy and focus is just on myself and whoever I am running with. It’s such a special time of day for me.
Tell us about your family?
I am the youngest of four and all of my family lives in Chicago. I have hands down the cutest niece in the world and I love going up north to visit my family as much as possible.
What is your day job? I am a Physical Therapist at Methodist Hospital.
What is your most memorable BoMF memory?
It’s hard to think of my most memorable memory as every day that I run with BoMF has truly impacted the rest of my day. I Loved though at the polar bear doubler when Keith showed up dressed as a polar bear I don’t think I’ve laughed like that in a long time.
How did you hear about BoMF? Why did you stick with it? What has BoMF meant to you?
I heard about BoMF through the yoga community and also a friend who runs with the program up in Chicago. I thought I would start out just running one day a week but as soon as I showed up for my first run I knew it was a perfect fit and that I would be there as much as possible. BoMF has meant turning a positive spin on running for me. I used to just run so that I could eat more food ha, but now I love the relationships that I have formed with all the members and look forward to seeing everyone at 5:45 M, W and F.
How is BoMF helping you with your future career?
The encouragement that I get from the members of BoMF on a daily basis is overwhelming, they have taught me to believe in myself and with hard work anything is possible! I never thought I would have applied for these residency positions and with the support of my running friends I have gained that self-confidence!
Will you recruit morning runners from your job in Michigan this summer to run with you, or how will you keep the motivation of running?
I love that we get weekly emails with our plan for runs during the week and so I plan to run exactly as Coach Joe advises (even the Fartleks!) Although I think it will be hard to find friends to run with me at 5:45 MWF, knowing that everyone is running at that time back in Indy will be great motivation. I am looking forward to running on all the trails and hills in Michigan and then hopefully coming back to run races here!
Advise for people who might want to start running with BoMF? DO IT! It will change your life in ways that you cannot even imagine!
Anything else you want to share with readers? I am so thankful for my time being a part of the BoMF family and I look forward to visiting and running once again with an incredible crew!