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Arlington Store Staff
|Ashley Kraus, Store Manager
Hometown: Winter Park, FL
Running Experience and Accomplishments: Ashley participated as a great benchwarmer and at times team player in sports like softball and lacrosse while growing up. She did not take to running until a spur of the moment college "Jogging" course decision hooked and reeled her in! Six years and 5ks, 10ks, 10 milers, half marathons, 1 full marathon, and a few injuries later, she hopes to qualify for Boston within the year. Ashley runs to celebrate life and also enjoys the stress relief and good tidings that practicing yoga bring.
Favorite....Quote: "The secret of happiness is the realization that life is a gift, not a right."
Running Experience and Accomplishments: Bio coming soon.
Hometown: Endwell, NY
Running Experience and Accomplishments: After taking a break for several years, Pam has gotten back into running, first with shorter races and then finally the full marathon. Pam has to have at least one race on the calendar or she starts to get a little too complacent in her training. She hopes to tackle triathlons next year, in addition to several other half marathons and another full marathon.
Favorite....Hobby: Singing in a rock band!
Hometown: Champaign, IL
Running Experience and Accomplishments: Kristine started running in high school, when she joined the cross-country team on a whim. She began running more seriously her freshman year of college, when she completed her first half marathon. She has since run multiple half and full marathons, including Boston in 2009. Her current goal is to set a new personal record in the half marathon.
Favorite....quote: “I can go as fast as I want and as far as I want... I don't have to wait for somebody to show up. Instead, it's 'I'm outta here.'".
Hometown: Arlington, VA
Running Experience and Accomplishments: Andrew began running cross country in high school. He continued his passion in college as an Eagle at the University of Mary Washington competing the 8k and 10K. Recently Andrew has finished the Historic Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon and the Tar Heel 10 Miler. Currently he is training and running in local races and enjoys exploring the streets and trails of Arlington and DC.
Favorite....quote: “My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me." - Henry Ford
Hometown: Cold Spring, NY
Running Experience and Accomplishments: Casey always had an interest in running, after admiring her parents, both dedicated runners, and remembering her mom going out for 20 milers while marathon training. Casey ran at Union College in upstate NY, specializing in the middle distances and is proud of be part of various school record holding and conference champion winning relay teams. Casey has done 3 marathons and looks forward to concentrating on setting some PR's in the 10 miler - half marathon distance range.
Favorite....Memory of Running: "On a cruise with my family to Europe, my mom and I ran up and down the dock in Valetta, Malta for an hour to get away from the evil treadmill!"
Hometown: Culpepper, VA
Running Experience and Accomplishments: Lauren began her running career on her high school cross country team and has been running ever since. She loves racing 5ks to marathons and is a USATF Certified Coach. Lauren’s passion is to bring people together through running with group training and destination races. You can find Lauren at either the Arlington or Falls Church stores depending on the day of the week. You can also keep up with Lauren’s running, traveling, and recipes at www.fourcornersrunning.com.
Favorite....Quote: "Running burns up that which does not serve me and ignites that which does."
Hometown: City of Falls Church, VA
Triathlon Experience and Accomplishments: Eliana started competing in Triathlons with her soon to be husband in Guatemala in 2001. After marrying her husband Patrick Leonard a Foreign Service Officer and Elite age-group triathlete in the D.C. area, they celebrated their honeymoon with a Half Ironman in Oaxaca, Mexico. Their travels and training having taken them to Chad Africa, Italy, England, Albania and recently Nicaragua where they competed successfully in multiple triathlons, running races, road biking and open water swimming competitions in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Panama and Nicaragua. Now Eliana is focusing her efforts on her twins girls who compete for the Fish Elite swim team in McLean, VA.
Favorite....Place to Run: City of Falls Church at 4:30 in the morning!
Running Experience and Accomplishments: Bio coming soon.
Hometown: Falls Church, VA
Running Experience and Accomplishments: Jorge, the jack of all trades (or sports), plays soccer, hockey, runs and is a cyclists. Although a better scorer on ice or grass, he enjoys running and being outdoors. Jorge has found that running is an excellent form of cross training and is continuing to grow as runner.
Favorite.... Favorite Team: Capitals!
Hometown: Montgomery Village, MD
Running Experience and Accomplishments: Amanda has been a part of a number of teams and found her passion of running through her high school field hockey team. While swimming in college, she used running as a way to train in the off season and to help better her swimming times. She has completed a variety of races from local 5K’s to the Baltimore Marathon in 2012. She just completed the NWHM in DC and is signed up for the Disney Marathon in January. She is really looking forward to improving her distance running.
Favorite....Quotes: “Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”- Albus Dumbledore
“It is important to fight and fight again, and keep fighting, for only then can evil be kept at bay though never quite eradicated.” -Albus Dumbledore
Hometown: Buffalo, NY
Running Experience and Accomplishments: A little over two years ago friends challenged Shateela to run a 5k and she reluctantly agreed. After that race she was hooked. Fast forward to to today after countless 5k's, many miles logged and five half marathons later Shateela is finally training for her first marathon this fall.
Favorite...Race: Rock and Roll, DC