I can’t believe there are only 5 days left until the end of the year?! Where did the time go?
As the end of the year quickly approaches, for today’s #15From2015 I want to introduce you to someone who certainly did not sit still this year! @MereTheRunner14 has completed 9 marathons, qualified for Boston, and even done a couple triathlons. I’m convinced this free-spirited firecracker of a woman couldn’t sit still if she tried. She’s always running, and going, and training, and chasing the next big goal. She says “believe that you can and YOU will!” and I totally believe that about her. She can and she will!
This year alone she ran 15 races. I’m exhausted just reading it!
15 Races of 2015
By: Mere Reccoppa
1.) Joe Kleinerman 10k
2.) United Airlines NYC Half
3.) AmeriHealth April Fools Half Marathon
4.) Novo Nordisk New Jersey Marathon
5.) Avon 5k
6.) Spring Lake 5
7.) Oakley Women’s Mini 10k
8.) Queens 10k
10.) Helene Cody Cranbury 5k
11.) Ocean Citu Half Marathon
12.) TCS NYC Marathon: This was my most meaningful / memorable race of 2015′ was TCS NYC Marathon. I suddenly lost my sister just 3 days before. She had plans to be at the finish line to cheer me on and planned to surprise me by having my whole family there! When she passed away, I thought deeply about deferring my race. My sister supported my running and was a strong woman that never gave up and I know she would have wanted me to run so that’s what I did. I ran in her memory. I didn’t race because my sister was never “competitive,” she loved to run but never raced. I ran with no music so I could take it all in and run in peace. I ran every mile in memory of my sister! I ran soo strong. I truly believe my sister was pushing my legs along. I crossed the finish line feeling like I could have kept going. I ran every mile for my sister and I can honestly say I’ve never run 26.2 miles feeling so strong.
13.) Philadelphia Half Marathon
14.) Mercer County Turkey Trot
15.) Ted Corbitt 15k
Thanks so much for including me in this awesome series!
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