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Stella M

Stella M.

Tell us a little about yourself (kids, married, job)? Not married. My kids are my 2 miniature Dachshunds Jack and Andy (Andrea). I work in banking and am the Sr. Credit Officer for a community bank in Texas.

When and why did you start running? I started running in the summer of 2021 after losing weight. I missed being active and feeling strong.

What keeps you motivated to train? I am motivated by specific measurable progress and a good challenge.

What are your hobbies outside of running? Mostly reading and spending time with family and my “kids.”

What is your favorite race? Not sure I have one, but I’m fascinated by Leadville.

What is your bucket list event? I’m not sure I have one?

What is the funniest thing to happen to you during a race? Not necessarily funny, but the dumbest thing I’ve done was go into a half-marathon untrained. I couldn’t walk normally for a week!

What is your proudest race moment? Finishing my first marathon

What is the one thing you wish you knew when you first started running? That I could physically do it, and it gets easier.

What is your best piece of advice for new runners? It gets easier!

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