Katie Dudek - DWRunning

DWRunning Tenure:

Joined in July 2017

PRS: 

8k: 35:07, Half Marathon: 1:36, Marathon: 3:46

Primary Focus:

I am currently training for the marathon

Wish-List Race:

I really enjoyed my first marathon. Now I have an itch to keep running them and hopefully one day qualify and run Boston.

Favorite Run Location:

On trip to Costa Rica with my students, I woke up early one morning to run along the beach in Puntarenas. It was an incredible experience. It was during that run that I really understood the Costa Rican expression "pura vida".

Motivation to Run:

I run as a form of meditation. As a teacher, I am around kids and adults all day long. I love my students and my coworkers, but I always need some time to unwind and be alone. Running gives me that time. I am able to think about a lot while I run, and it helps me deal with life's ups and downs.

Favorite Race:

I love returning to my alma mater each year to run the Illinois Half Marathon. It is where I ran my first half marathon, and it is great to be back on campus each year. I-L-L!

Guiding Quote:

My grandpa is known for his saying, "Keep the faith". My entire family says this whenever anything has us down.

 

Mountains or Ocean?:

Mountains

Tea or Coffee?:

Coffee

Early Bird or Night Owl?:

Early bird

Chocolate or Vanilla?:

Chocolate


Bolded PRs are PRs run while training with DWRunning.