Kind regards

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"!

 

Jeanne

RRCA Certified Running Coach

Marathons Completed: 85

Boston Marathons Completed 8

 

Hartford Marathon Ambassador, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

San Francisco Ambassador, 2017, 2019