“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!

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

I'm Amy and I found out about WeRunMPLS from my friend Kate (Dr. Oddi). I had been looking for a good running group for a while. The WeRunMPLS crew was so welcoming and friendly...after we went for beers and shared "fun facts" about ourselves, I was hooked!

Where is your favorite place to run?

Around the lakes, of course. I love how each of them has a different personality. 

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

The poster making party for the TC Marathon last year, especially the moment when we broke out into an impromptu dance party to The Proclaimers "I'm Gonna Be" at the end of the night.

Tell us your top 5 interests.

  1. Being goofy with family and friends...and my dog, Simon (who thinks he's a person).
  2. Running and otherwise being outside and active, especially in the summer.
  3. MUSIC.
  4. Yoga and meditation (keeping me somewhat sane since 2006).
  5. Gushing over cute animal videos online.

What’s your favorite thing about WeRunMPLS?

The sense of camaraderie and community...and the Wild Card Weeks!

Favorite running quote?

"If you are losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon." Kathrine Switzer

One random fact everyone should know about you.

I speak Spanish (mostly) fluently and actually started distance running while living in Spain.

Anything we didn't cover?

Another random fact is that my last name is a type of pasta shaped like ears (ew).