“WeRunMPLSer of the Month” is a series we write to introduce the faces that make WeRunMPLS so special. Our core is community; it was the motivation behind starting WeRunMPLS, is the foundation for every time we meet and is what guides all our decisions. Hope you enjoy!


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

Hey runners!  I’m Andrea and I found out about WeRunMPLS through Facebook. It was one of those creepy Facebook things where I have “running” as one of my Interests so they suggest pages for me. But it worked because I was looking for a local running group to meet new people and keep my running motivation up all year long! 

Where is your favorite place to run?

I have to copy Steve and say Stone Arch Bridge and along the river- I’ve seen some gorgeous sunrises and sunsets there!  

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

Just a couple weeks ago at Pat’s Tap where Nate was dishing some of his best puns... “I’m a hoppy guy!” (Lame jokes are what I live for.)

Tell us your top 5 interests.

  1. THE Ohio State Buckeyes 
  2. Running (obviously) with good tunes
  3. Making cookies for people who love them (mainly work friends)
  4. Brewery hopping around the Twin Cities; favorites are Dangerous Man, Bauhaus and Indeed
  5. Brunch

What’s your favorite thing about WeRunMPLS?

The social aspect of it.  I look forward to coming to WeRunMPLS every week and making new friends and learning new things about each other through the “Question of the Week”.  Plus it’s cool to have built up my endurance and be able to talk during a run now!

Favorite running quote?

“Set goals that scare you and excite you at the same time.”

One random fact everyone should know about you.

I make really good guacamole. Secret ingredient: pomegranate seeds when I can find them.

Anything we didn't cover?

Thinking about running my first full marathon next year at the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon!