Meet Ambassador Marisa Donovan
I'm Marisa Donovan, and I'm excited to be a "Back Your Badge Ambassador"! I am not an elite runner, and I don't have aspirations for that. In fact, the idea of doing a run-walk combo even seems out of my reach. But you know what? I can do this, and I can't wait for this race! As a walker, I still get many of the health benefits as my faster friends, and I can enjoy the beauty of everything around me. I love walking the Plainfield trails and other local paths.
Why should you join me at the BYB event? Nearly everyone can participate! I know, I know - you don't have time to train. Neither do I! That's why we have to make the time. Even if you feel out of shape right now, you can be ready to take on the 5K, or set your sights higher and sign up for the half-marathon!
As a principal in Plainfield, I get to spend my time with so many wonderful kids every day. How great would it be to see kids from our community involved in this event! If you're participating, get your son, daughter, niece, nephew, next-door neighbor, or any other kid to join you! Do you need motivation? They won't let you slack off (because we all know they have more energy than you!).
With a "goal time" of 3 hours and ten minutes set for myself, I won't be setting any land speed records in September. But, I'll be out there, anyway. I know the benefits I will gain from getting out there and training won't be recorded in that time. If I can do this, so can you!
See you on the trails!