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2017-2018 AMBASSADORS

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ALICIA ENO

Hi! I'm a new ambassador, Alicia Marie Eno. I'm living in Shrewsbury MA, but I am from Bay City, MI. I work daily as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, working with families of Autistic Children. I absolutely adore my job!!!! I've been an avid marathoner and ultra runner for over a decade. Some of my recent running highlights include: Winner of the Syracuse Marathon 2016; Yuma Territorial Marathon 2017; Gate City Marathon Winner 2017; 122 Marathons completed; 3rd women in the USA to complete a Certified BQ marathon in every state - finished in December of 2016. 17th women to complete a Sub 4hr marathon in every state - finished in December of 2015.  Yes, I love racing and pushing myself to bigger goals and new travels!!!!!!  This year, I have a 3:00 hour marathon goal that I'm working on with my fabulous coach Michael Crouch of McKirdy training!
 

Social Media Links: Facebook: alicia.m.juhl // Twitter: alicia262girl // Instagram: chiajewel7 // Blog:www.aliciarunner.blogspot.com

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You can usually find me out on the road or trails because I’m easy to spot in my Spandits!® gear! Running is my happy place, and I enjoy the camaraderie that running brings to my life. I have been running for many years on both road and trail and various distances from 5k to marathons. A few years ago, I discovered a new passion - running Ragnar Relay races! I have run 18 to date! These races make running a team sport where a team of 12 people run relay style over 200 miles! I’m also a bit crazy because I have completed 4 Ultra Ragnars, in which only 6 people run 200 miles! I love to push myself to achieve new goals and also share my love of running with others. This past year, I achieved my goal of running a trail 50K! And I have since run two, and I plan on another 50K this fall – the Ray Miller 50K in the Santa Monica Mountains. Next year? I think a 50-miler is on the list.

When I’m not training or running a race, I’m running after my two highly active kids – a 10 year old and a 7 year old – and keeping up with my soccer-playing, hiking-loving husband. If that’s not enough, I also have a day job as a painting conservator where I get to be around and fix paintings all day!

Follow my running adventures!

Social media links: Facebook: alexis.m.mowat // Twitter: runlxsrun // Instagram: runlxsrun  

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AMANDA YU

My name is Amanda Yu and I reside in the suburbs of Atlanta. I am the Director of the Center for Healthful Living at Oxford College of Emory University, where our vision is to provide students with the resources to educate the mind and exercise the body. I was a cross country runner in high school and a casual 5k runner in college. It wasn't until I began my professional career that I started to explore distance running.

My first half marathon was in March 2011. My first marathon was in November 2013 and my first 50k was in June 2014. I completed my first 50-mile race in May 2015 and my first triathlon in August 2015. My favorite way to spend a Saturday is by running around on new trails for hours. You can say I am a little addicted to running! I call myself a traveler, runner, dancer and foodie. I am also a puppy enthusiast. I'd be in heaven if I could travel around the world with my partner to run and eat while surrounded by dancing puppies. I am thankful for the support I have received from my family and friends; without their love, I would not be where I am today!  

Social media links: Facebook: amanda.p.yu // Twitter: itsjustyu // Instagram: itsjustyu

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ANNA ROBBINS

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Hello! My name is Anna Robbins and I am living in the DC area on the Virginia side! I have only lived back East about a year now. I spent previous years backpacking through Asia, doing humanitarian work in Africa, teaching English in China, and completing my degree in Exercise Science in Hawaii. I love to travel and promote healthy lifestyles everywhere I go!

This year, I have been working as a track and field coach for both middle schoolers and high schoolers in Virginia and Maryland! I love coaching and the experiences that come with it! I am a sprinter working my way into long distance running! This year I am running my first half marathon in 

Philadelphia! I'm running with a charity bib for Central Asia Institute, raising funds for education for girls in Asia! You can follow my training and journey on my blog: sherunsthisworld.weebly.com or on my Instagram: @she.runs.this.world

I am also training for several different obstacle runs throughout the year! In addition to running, I teach boxing and kickboxing classes and I'm pursuing a Master's in education with the Urban Teachers Fellowship Program at John Hopkins University!

Follow my fitness adventures! Do More Good!

Social media links: Facebook: AnnaBanae // Instagram: she.runs.this.world // Blog: sherunsthisworld.weebly.com

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CHARLOTTE ANNIE

I am a former State Champion and All-American. I ran cross country and track for the University of Maine before moving to Boulder, Colorado to pursue a career in writing. I’m a new mother and I am currently training for the 2020 Olympic Trials. I teach writing in Denver.

Social media links: Facebook: Charlotte Annie

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CARLY PIZZANI  

I am a proud boy mama to a toddler 

and a newborn, an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, the author of the fitness blog Fine Fit Day 

(http://finefitday.com), a freelance writer, and an ex-pat Aussie living in Woodstock, Vermont. I love running, lifting weights, yoga, spin class, swimming, running around with her boys — basically anything active. 

I am a runner at heart and have run races of many distances, from 1-mile all the way up to the marathon. My favorite distance to race is the half marathon. During both of my pregnancies, I continued running to 37 weeks.

Keeping mamas (and mamas-to-be) fit, healthy and motivated is what I love most about my job.

Social media links: Facebook: FineFitDay // Twitter: carlypizzani // Instagram: carlypizzani // Blog: finefitday.com // Pinterest: carlypizzani

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CARRIE MCENEANEY

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I live in Bath, Maine with my husband, Ian and two boys, Zeke (9) and Finn (7). I began my running career in high school cross-country and track and continued as a collegiate track athlete at UMaine. I took some time off after school to start a family and began running again in 2011.  Since then, I've run four half marathons and three full marathons, as well as a number of shorter distances. I've even run a 5-mile race while pushing my boys in a double stroller on a 94 degree day in July! I'm a restaurant manager and house painter by trade and enjoy renovating my home and baking cakes. I coach the youth spring running program for the Bath Recreation Department with over sixty kids from age 5-12.

Social media links:  

Facebook: carrie.mceneaney // Twitter: amainemom // Instagram: amainemom

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CHRISTIE STRUPE

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Hi. I'm Christie. I. LOVE. RUNNING. I've been running since I was 14 years old. My dad has been a runner since...forever and he was the reason I started running. I ran track and cross country all four years of high school and loved it. 

I have done 37 half marathons, 11 full marathons, 2 ultras, and countless races from 5k-30k. 

I have found that as I get older, that I don't care about the time on the clock. In fact, I have not worn a watch pretty much all this year-not even in a race.  

Running gives me a sense of peace and freedom and let's me leave any worries out on the pavement. 

I have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer and my goal is to keep pounding the pavement, just like I always have. I have the best running family ever. Greensboro, NC has the most amazing running community and I am so blessed to have everyone in this community in my world. They are my warriors and part of the reason I plan to fight hard. 

I have the best husband of 23 years and an 18 year old son, who is our world. Because of them, I am a fighter. 
 
Social media links: Facebook: christie.strupe // Instagram: runnerchiclet
 
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CYD ROSS

I am lucky enough to live in the trail-heaven of the Mendocino Coast in Northern California. I have the perfect playground for training for my favorite sports - ultra running and horseback endurance riding. When time is short, it's not unusual to see me take my horse for a run, so we both get our workout in! I may not be fast, but I make up for it in determination and hard work. My ultimate goal is to both ride the Tevis Cup, and run the Western States 100. 

Social media links: Facebook: cyddles // Twitter: TRexCyd // Instagram: trexcyd  

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DEB ASELTINE

I am clearly one of, if not the oldest member of the Spandits!® team. So when I say 44 years of running, it is true.  Running is just a way of life for me, as it is for so many.  It has brought many years of joy. It has taught me how to breathe through even the toughest challenges. 

I am a Maine girl, a mom, a wife, a daughter, a reader, a non-profit director, a dog-lover, a marathoner but most importantly to me, I am a survivor. I really do not wear the cancer patch on my sleeve, but seven years ago, I was diagnosed with an advance stage cancer and decided after a challenging year, I pledged I would do something meaningful, a way to give back. So, my passion for running led me to initiating a running program for girls in our region.  Fit Girls of Wilton Maine is a running and reading program for girls in 4th, 5th and 6th grades.  It is more than running; it gives girls an opportunity to exercise their minds and bodies while developing a greater self awareness and confidence.  We are now in our 5th year and have served close to 400 girls.  I am so proud of them, as well as, the volunteers who support their efforts.  

Seven years ago, when Kelley brought her cross country girls team to support me and run in my first Dempsey Challenge,  I knew there was something special about encouraging young girls to challenge themselves while instilling a greater kindness.  It is something we try to do everyday at Fit Girls.  

At Fit Girls, we always stress the FUN! If it is not fun, why do it?  I am happy to be part of the Ambassadors team this year because I believe in the FUN they create with all their products. If it’s not fun, why wear it? 

Social media link: Facebook - Deb Aseltine and Fit Girls of Wilton Maine // Website:www.fitgirlsofwiltonmaine.org

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DEBRA WELDON

Running challenges me to chase the dreams that I never thought possible. I started with 5K’s, my first goal to just run one without stopping to walk. Then, I challenged myself to new distances: the 8K, 10K, 15K, half marathon, and full marathon. My confidence has grown with each goal that I’ve achieved. Running has taught me that no dream is too big, if you have the courage to chase it.


Social media links:

Facebook- HappyRunningSole // Instagram- happyrunningsole // 

Blog- happyrunningsole.blogspot.com

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DEREK ZARDUS

My mantra on the road is the running equivalent of Carolina Pulled Pork – Low and Slow. I believe we can run and improve ourselves without destroying the machinery that propels us forward. Downshifting on general runs by running and walking allows us to run more regularly and more consistently without the common maladies that plague many runners: shin splints, plantar fasciitis, iliotibial band syndrome, etc. I started running consistently about six years ago and suffered from a wide variety of those common problems until recovery from a herniated disc led me to commit to consistent run/walk strategies. Since then, I have completed three official marathons (Burlington VT, Bay of Fundy International, and Newport RI), paced a friend as race support for the Sugarloaf, ME marathon, and completed four other marathon distances this past year, as training for my 2016 goal of running 50 classic marathon routes in 50 states, in 50 weeks. At the time I am joining the Spandits!® Ambassador Team, I have completed 19 of those 50 marathon routes, finishing the next 31 in my first 7 months as an Ambassador. You can follow my journey at GloboRun.com.

Social media links:

Facebook: derekzardus // Twitter: GloboRun // Instagram: derekzardus // Blog: globorun.com

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GRETCHEN MORROW

Hey there! I am Gretchen and live in central Maine. I am a busy mom, runner, physician assistant and wife! I am a mom to three awesome little kiddos, Bennett, Anderson, and Margaret. I practice medicine in a rural family practice clinic. I have always been an athlete and started running in high school. I have run multiple marathons, half marathons and won my local 5k pushing a stroller! Running got me through college and grad school, my early years of medical practice and motherhood! I often sneak out of my office for a lunch-time run. I enjoy doing all things outdoors in my Spandits!® from running to mountain biking, hiking to swimming!

 

Social media links:

Facebook: gretchen.morrow // Instagram: gmorrowhines 

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JASMINE DAIGLE

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I am a Maine mom of two girls ages eight and five. I am a pharmacy technician, marathon maniac, ultra runner and trail lover! 
I absolutely love the running community and what it has to offer. Running is a huge passion of mine and part of my daily routine. I enjoy testing my own limits and pushing my body. I not only run for myself, but for my girls. I run to teach them that you can do hard things!! I recently just finished my very first 100-miler and it was amazing. You really find out who you are in distance running and how bad you really want it. I have run multiple marathons, 50ks, and a few 50-milers. I am very proud to represent Spandits!® for the second year! I won't run or race in anything else now! 
 
Social Media Links: 
Facebook: jasmine.brooks // Instagram: lucki.she.runs
 
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JENNIFER BOUDREAU
 

I am a 40 year old mother of two fabulous, runner kids and wife to a lifelong runner and marathoner.  I blog at Running With The Girls.  

I started blogging six years ago as a way to share my experiences of running and training for various races with my girlfriends.  

I began running just over 12 years ago as a way to shed the baby weight I put on after my first child and haven't stopped since.  I've run a variety of distances from 5ks to marathons.  Next up is an Ultra!  

I coach Summer Youth Track, HS Cross Country and HS Track & Field, in addition to teaching Math at Gardiner Area High School.    

I fell in love with Spandits!® over five years ago and have quite the collection.  I am beyond excited to represent this family run, Maine-owned company!   

Social Media Links:  Facebook: jennifer.boudreau // Twitter: RunningWTG // Instagram: runningwtg // Blog: www.runningwiththegirls.com // Pinterest: runningwtg 

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JENNIFER KELLEY

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Hey guys, I'm Jen but my close friends call me "Sprinkles." This nickname was given to me in 2012 when I was thru hiking the 2184.2 mile Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine.  Since then, I've thru hiked the Benton MacKaye Trail, Long Trail, and half of the Finger Lakes Trail across New York State.  I've also completed the 900 maintained trail miles in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  I currently work as a hiking and backpacking guide in the Smokies, guiding everything from hour-long nature walks to week-long backpacking trips.  I specialize in teaching women backcountry skills and love teaching beginners how to backpack successfully.  I am also trained in wilderness medicine and am a Wilderness First Responder.  When hiking, I prefer to carry my valuables on me. It was because of my suggestion, that Spandits!® now offers the pocket a la carte!  

When I'm not busy navigating trips in the backcountry of the southern Appalachians, I am a distance runner.  In late 2016, I ran my first ever ultra marathon and in 2017, I ran my first ever sub-2 hour half marathon and PR'd my marathon time by over 20 minutes!  For the 2017-18 season, I have a Tahoe Rim Trail thru hike planned, along with the Goofy Challenge at Disney in early 2018! I am also considering tackling my first ever 100-mile race in March.  

Social Media Links: Facebook: sprinkleshikes // Twitter: sprinkleshikes // Instagram: sprinkleshikes // Blog: sprinkleshikes.com

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Hi, my name is Jennifer. I'm a 5th grade Reading/English teacher who runs for sanity! I live in a small town in Tennessee that's an hour east of Memphis...the only thing we're known for is our Mental Institution & Wal-Mart, so pretty much the only thing to do here is RUN! I didn't start running until seven years ago...at the age of 35. I always said I wasn't a runner, I couldn't do it, but I wanted to prove myself wrong! I didn't truly find myself and realize my capabilities until I started training for my first half marathon.
 
I run for a little girl named Bella that has epilepsy, a feeding tube and other special needs. We were matched through www.whoirun4.com, a program that matches runners with children/young adults with special needs. I also run as a St. Jude Hero and fundraise along with my training team, Breakaway Running for a Cause, since St. Jude Children's Hospital and the Marathon are so close to me. I'm also a member of MRTC (Memphis Runners Track Club).
 
Aside from running, I'm married to a wonderful husband, Jeff, of almost 23 years, that totally supports my "habit" (since he's a motorcycle/hare scramble racer, he understands). I'm a fur mom to Cammie, a 7-month old golden retriever. My "home away from home" spot is Jamaica.
 
Social Media Links: Facebook: jmarcum75 // Twitter: TchrNTraining // Instagram: teacherintraining75
 
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JENNIFER VAN DONGEN

I am a long time runner, track and field coach, race director, and mom of three girls. I run everything from 5k to 40 miles, and I'm eyeing races that are even farther now. I run some roads, but definitely prefer dirt and snow shoe running. You can usually find me on the trails and up the mountains in Acadia National Park, squeezing in a run wherever I can with friends and good conversation. I'm picky about what I run in. Comfort and function always come first. Spandits!® fit this requirement AND have unique designs that I love. They stay put and look great!
 
Running is my escape, to clear my mind, and to show my young daughters that girls can be strong, be loud, be unique, and run through the mud right alongside the boys. 

 

Social Media Links: Facebook: jennifer.britzvandongen // Twitter: jennvan3 // Instagram: jennvan3

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Hi, I am the first ROWING ambassador for Spandits!®.  I met Sarah at a mutual friends' wedding in Trinidad when she trekked in her Anywhere Dress with the wedding party through a stream leading to a fabulous waterfall where we played and swam. 

I am a single sculler, which means I row on my own in my cranberry colored shell (but with a group of other rowers) and I compete at the Masters level against national competition.  We are the ones on the water at 5:30 am, who you drive by perhaps in your car and wonder, ‘what is wrong with these people?!’  I love to be outdoors and there is truly no better way to start a day than on the Merrimack River when it is calm and flat and the bald eagles, blue herons and ducks are enjoying the day too.  I don't have a Twitter or Instagram because I am a VP Sales for a High Tech company that consumes about 60 hours a week including global travel, but you can look me up on Facebook and track us at www.merrimackrowing.org.  Rowers will love the tights, and boardies for rowing - they are so comfy and do not ride up or bunch up when you are rowing or racing.  Women rowers - try the skirt or the dresses for after your row where you can put this on over your uni-suit or trous and look great! 

Social Media Links: Facebook: klscammell // www.merrimackrowing.org 

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KENDALL STIEBEN

I've been a runner for about a year and a half now, and I have really taken a liking to the sport. I am also a swimmer and participate in triathlons. I have been #1 in the Nation for middle schoolers in the 800 meter, and now as a freshman in high school, I am improving my times and moving my way up in the rankings.

Social Media Links: Facebook: Kendall.Stieben // Instagram: kendallstieben

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KIM VOSE 

I am married to an Ultra runner husband and the mother of an upcoming 7-year-old running daughter. Athletics have always been a part of my life.  Growing up, I participated in gymnastics, track and cheerleading. I currently teach group fitness and have for over ten years.  After having my daughter in 2009, I got into triathlons and running more.  The year that I turned 40, I finished my first half marathon and 70.3 triathlon.  From there, I transitioned into trail running and now I'm doing Ultra Marathons.  I have completed multiple 50ks and plan to continue doing more.  My family and I are very fitness focused.  You can check out our adventures at http://shawnandkimvose.com/.  #familythatrunstogetherstickstogether

Social Media Links: Facebook: kimvose // Twitter: wookiefee // Instagram: kimrvose // Blog:  shawnandkimvose

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LAURA LOHR

More than just an alliteration, I'm a wife, mom, runner, technology geek, lifestyle blogger, fitness enthusiast, world traveler and social media lover!

My name is Laura Lohr. I have been writing about my running adventures and other things I love on my blog, LauraLohr.com, since 2005. I am a San Diego transplant, living in Temecula's wine country, in Southern California. I have been a fitness and health enthusiast for most of my life. I started training for my first marathon in 2005, only to find out a month before the race, that I'd be blessed with a beautiful baby girl. I didn't get to run that race, but came back the next year, to run the San Diego Rock n' Roll Marathon, six months post-partum!  

I've recently returned to my running passion after a hiatus. I've lost 50 pounds and I'm enjoying my renewed health and fitness. This year, I've run three half marathons: Carlsbad, La Jolla, and the Disney Tinkerbell Half Marathon. I'm looking forward to completing the America's Finest City Half Marathon in San Diego to receive my Triple Crown medal!

Follow me on my journey! 

Social Media Links:

Facebook: BeautifulLifeBlog or LauraLohr

Twitter: MommyCanRun // Instagram: MommyCanRun // Blog: lauralohr

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Hi! My name is Lisa and I live in Cary, North Carolina, although I'll always be a lobstah loving Mainah at heart. The Tar Heel State provides year-round hiking, biking, and running trails that I very much enjoy frolicking on in Spandits!® any chance I get. Running has been a passion of mine since the third grade and any day is better after a three-miler, or so I say!

Being a Spandits!® Ambassador brings joy to my life, and I am inspired by fellow ambassadors' athletic endeavors and uplifting 'can-do' attitudes. After graduating from Bates College, I was in search of a team of which I had grown accustomed to throughout school. This group has provided a platform where athletes of all shapes and sizes from across the country come together to share stories, trials, and triumphs--all while wearing fun Spandits!®. For this, I am grateful. 

I enjoy being active in any way, laughing my way through the day, and connecting with family and friends. Did I mention my love of cooking, traveling, and a nice glass of wine/beer? Pick a place in the world and let's visit it--and while we're there, let's do a race too. My goal is to compete in one marathon per year with shorter races sprinkled in there for a change of pace and to maintain speed. Racing allows me to stay focused, maintain balance in my life, and enjoy time outside. It's also important not to take life too seriously, so I love training in my gear because Spandits!® makes everything much more fun! 

For updates on Instagram, follow me @Lisahartung87!

Social Media Links: Facebook: lisa.hartung // Instagram: lisahartung

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MARCIA KADENS

I'm a Chicago-area runner, yogi, budding triathlete and mom of two feisty girls. When I'm not training for marathons, you'll find me out paddling my kayak or digging in the garden. Follow my adventures!

Social Media Links: Facebook: marcia.kadens // Twitter: Teamarcia // Instagram: rundefinitely // Blog: marciashealthyslice

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I'm a fitness enthusiast that believes that a fit life is a fun life!  I recently purchased the Play It Again Sports franchise in Winter Haven, Florida and I've been a busy lady! Running 5K's to half marathons have brought many exciting changes to my world and has opened many doors.  I love running in new places, meeting new friends and showing off my Spandits!®  Life is a constant adventure, live it!
 

Social Media Links: Facebook: 45skippy or tutusandtennies // Twitter: TutusandTennies // Instagram: tutus_and_tennies // Blog: Tutus and Tennies

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MELISSA OSSANNA

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I started running in October 2011, with the ambitious plan of running a marathon in a year.  Training for a year was enough to develop a running addiction, so that first marathon (Mount Desert Island, 2012) was just the beginning!  You can identify me on the trails and roads by my persistent smile (even at mile 25) and my Spandits!® running gear, which has been a trademark since Marathon #1! 

Social Media Links: Facebook: melissa.ossanna // Twitter: Mossrunner // Instagram: mossrunner // Blog: haveplaqueswillrun

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REBECCA WEBBER

I am a masters runner, attorney, middle school cross country coach, and mother of four.  I have been running ever since I got cut from the softball team in 1974.  And, I'm a Spandits!® addict.

Social Media Links: Facebook: rebecca.webber // Twitter: RebeccaSWebber // Instagram: rebecca_s_webber

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ROXANNE MOREAU

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Mother, wife and fitness leader for 20 years. I believe I'm on earth to inspire, motivate and empower others. I've run over fifty 1/2 marathons and five full marathons.  I was part of the relay team for The Sinister 7 Ultra, Rivera Edge Ultra and am a Spruce Woods 50k Ultra Soloist. I will be traveling to Costa Rica in February 2018 as an ambassador for the Run Like a Girl team.  We will be running the 235 km Coastal Challenge, which is a 6-day stage race. 

Social Media Links: Facebook: runfoxxirun // Twitter: FoxxiFoxxi2 // Instagram: runfoxxirun

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SARAH WANINGER 

Hi! My name is Sarah and I live surrounded by cornfields in rural Indiana. I am a twin mom, group fitness instructor, and personal trainer. My goal as a mom, wife, trainer is to empower everyone I work with to live their absolute best lives inside and out.

I ran high school cross country and honestly wasn’t very good, but it got me stuck on working out and running. I recently transitioned from a focus on long distance races (YAY, I have completed two marathons and twelve half marathons) and now focus on weight lifting and building my strength...of course, in cute Spandits!®. 

I graduated college as a CPA, but always had a passion to be a mom building a homestead and working as a fitness professional…so you could say I’m living a country-living fitness dream right now!

Social Media Links: Facebook: sarah.coffey // Twitter: CreatingBetter // 

Instagram: creatingbetter // Blog: creatingbettertomorrow // Pinterest: creatingbetter 

SHELLEY BISHOP KOENIG

img-5610.jpgI am a mother of two with a MS in geochemistry from the University of Idaho.  I currently work as a high school chemistry teacher and administrator at Carrabassett Valley Academy in western Maine. I love wearing fun, feminine outfits when I run or workout. Great outfits always seem to make even the most grueling workouts and races more fun. I am a whitewater paddler, endurance obstacle course racer, and adventure racer and have been enjoying the ride traveling and competing throughout the world in these fun events. Notable resume includes: 2X Spartan Summer Death Race finisher (female winner 2012), First Female Sine Nomine 2015, (Mt. Washington) Tuckerman Inferno Pentathlon (3rd solo female 2014, 4th solo female 2015, 2016), 2nd solo female North Country Endurance Challenge (cycle, run, kayak) 2014, Official Finisher Untamed New England Expedition Adventure race 2014, and runner-up OC-2 ACA Whitewater Canoe Nationals 2015 and 2016. I currently keep a blog at Filthycleanliving.blogspot.com where posts cover race nutrition, event recaps, training strategies and balancing personal goals with the life of a busy working mother. Keep an eye out for me in my Spandits!® in 2017 at the ACA Whitewater Open Canoe National Championships, the Maine Summer Adventure Race, The Bitter Pill AR, and USARA Nationals.

Social media links: Facebook: shelley.b.koenig and Filthy-Clean-Living // Twitter: Blog: Filthycleanliving

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SHIRA CATLIN

I ran my first 5k in 7th or 8th grade. I went to a small school close to my house and I ran through the woods to school each day. My principal suggested I would enjoy the all women's 5k. Since then I've found my love for ultra trail running and long course triathlons. I prefer vibrant colors and loud patterns and supporting independent businesses. Spandits!® are comfortable, exciting, and a great conversation starter!

Social Media Links: Facebook: Shiracat // Twitter: Sccatlin // Instagram: shira.catlin 

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SMITHA ARONS

The SD stands for San Diego but it also stands for Serena, my 7 1/2 year old daughter and Drew, my 10 year old son.

I hated running in high school, even as a long jump and triple jumper on my track team. I did not pick up running again until 2013 at the age of 35, in an effort to get my pre-baby body back. I have run over 25 half marathons and three marathons and will do one more by Summer 2018, in Spandits!® gear of course!

My favorite way to run is with friends.  When I am not running and not running after my kids, I am a full-time attorney.  In my spare time (I'm not sure what that is!),  I love to read, cook and drink beer with my husband. 

Social media links: Facebook: sdmomof2 // Twitter: RunningwithSD // 

Instagram: runningwithsd // Blog: runningwithsdmom 

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vickim.jpgVICKI MCKINNEY

Hi, I’m Vicki!  I live in Houston, TX with my husband and five fur babies. I love to run and I have been running since my Jr. High School days (we won’t go into how long that’s been)!  I ran my first marathon in January, and can say it was a life changing event. In addition to running, I enjoy yoga, reading, cooking and traveling.

Social media links: 

Facebook:  fueledbycarrots // Twitter: fueledbycarrots // Instagram: fueledbycarrots // Blog: fueledbycarrots

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