TSR Runner of the Week-Amanda Kelley
By: Kayla Dodd
Congratulations to TSR Runner of the Week Amanda Kelley! She has been on her running journey for 11 years now and is still rocking it out! She took a couple years break when she had her two kids, but other than that, running has been a constant in her life.
Her current 5k PR is 25:01 and her current running goals consist of staying an active runner and running all year round, without any breaks! Her motivation to run comes from her children. She wants to be able to stay active and healthy and watch them grow up.
She said, “Running the Nationwide Half Marathon last month and seeing all of the children with their families was the coolest experience.” Her upcoming/recent races consist of the Marshall Half Marathon last week, the upcoming Christmas on the Country Music Highway Half Marathon and the Barboursville Winter Series. Her dream race is of course, the New York City Marathon!
Amanda’s favorite running/motivational quote is, “Your mind will quit 100 times before your body ever does.” Her best experience from running has been her ability to meet new runners. Her favorite brand of running shoes is Asics and her favorite piece of running gear is her Garmin!
When asked what advice she would give to a beginner runner she said, “The first mile is always the hardest.” Running has had a huge impact on Amanda’s life and it has made her a stronger, healthier, happy person. Congrats to Amanda on all of her running accomplishments. Team TSR will see you at the finish line!