We say this a lot – our core is community; it was the motivation behind starting WeRunMPLS, is the foundation for our meet ups and is what guides all our decisions. Since community is so important to us, we’ve started a monthly series called “WeRunMPLSer of the Month” to introduce the faces that make WeRunMPLS so special.

Meet Dustin. Dustin is one of the long-time members of WeRunMPLS and we’re always so happy to have a mix of male and female runners in the group. Read on to hear about his thoughts + join us soon to meet him and other WeRunMPLSers!

Tell us your name + how you found out about WeRunMPLS.

Dustin Schiltz – Well Kaitlyn, one of the founders, is my girlfriend so…

Where is your favorite place to run?

I like to run anywhere that is off the beaten path.

What’s been your favorite night of WeRunMPLS (so far!)?

I really liked the routes at Minnehaha Falls.

Tell us your top 5 interests.

Cycling – Road, Trail / Hockey / Creativity / Yoga / XC Skiing

What’s your favorite thing about WeRunMPLS?

The community aspect and meeting new people. When you do something like run or cycle with other people you tend to find out a lot about them really quick, and it’s easier to get to that “real-ness” since everyone is sharing in an activity. Peoples’ walls come down a lot quicker and the conversations tend to be more honest.

Favorite running quote?

There are no shortcuts.

One random fact everyone should know about you. 

I’m not really a runner, I don’t exactly love to run. BUT I do appreciate the challenge of something new and pushing myself to do things outside my comfort zone.