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 Erin. Erin and Kaitlyn were in high school choir together and Erin recently moved back to MPLS with her husband. Read on to hear what she has to say about WeRunMPLS!

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

My name is Erin, and I actually heard about WeRunMPLS when I lived in Maine. I saw lots of Kaitlyn’s social media posts and I was always jealous of all the cool adventures the group went on. When I moved to MPLS this summer, I was excited to join!

Where is your favorite place to run?

My favorite place(s) to run in the Twin Cities are around the lakes. I also like running when I travel – it’s the best way to learn about new places!

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

My favorite run so far was by Lake Nokomis, which was a new route for me! I haven’t been to a trail run yet but I’m hoping for one of those soon! 

Tell us your top 5 interests.

My first two go together, fortunately: I love to run and spend time outdoors, and I also love to cook and bake. I also enjoy traveling to new places (Hawaii and Acadia National Park have been my favorites recently) and reading when I’m at home. Finally, just hanging out with my family always makes me happy!

What’s your favorite thing about WeRunMPLS?

My favorite thing about WeRunMPLS is the sense of community in the group. It’s a lot of fun to meet new people and find new places in MPLS.

Favorite running quote?

“Running is real and relatively simple.”

One random fact everyone should know about you.

I just got a new car and my husband named it Taco.

Check out our next run on December 3 to meet Erin and other WeRunMPLSers!