We are a few weeks into our Spring Clinic, and it is so encouraging to see PACErs getting out there on the trails, and posting their accountability photos as we continue our clinic virtually, due to COVID-19. This week I am excited to introduce a new PACEr, welcome to PACE Tracey!
Meet Tracey Kellerman
How did you hear about PACE?
Friends and online. I’ve always wanted to try one of the PACE clinics but didn’t have the trail running time under my belt. Now I do and got the courage to register for the Spring clinic and love it so far!
What is your favorite thing about trail running?
Being able to get away from the craziness and noise of the city. There's so many beautiful and peaceful trails out there. I love the adventures of discovering new places with friends or my husband and our 2 mini Australian Shepherds, Jax and Tucker.
Memorable running, racing or training moment so far:
Definitely the 4 day trip to Yakima to run a half marathon with 10 other women! What a fun weekend :)
What are some of your hobbies outside of running?
Pretty much game for any outdoor adventure! Kayaking, paddleboarding, camping, hiking, biking, snowshoeing.
Is there anything else you'd like the PACE Community to know about you?
I look forward to Wednesdays and Sundays now!! I hope we’ll be able to run together before the clinic is over so I can meet you all! Thankful Rene was creative and still offered the Spring clinic!!
How did you hear about PACE? Online & word of mouth.
What is your favourite thing about trail running? Walking! Lol. Seriously, the views, nature, the different terrain.
Memorable running, racing or trail moment: I think a memorable moment in training was running 32 km for the first time. My friend had joined me for the second half of it. After I hit 32 km on my watch, I stopped running. She very sensibly told me to walk it out and I snapped at her I couldn't walk, even though (& because) I had just run a significant distance. I went and sat down. And was very sore very quickly. You find true friends running because you can snap at each other and even cuss at them during those tough running moments and they still love you anyway. They still want to run with you.
What are some of your hobbies outside of running? There are hobbies outside of running? Photography, reading, skiing...
Do you have a favourite quote or mantra? "What if I fall? Oh but my darling, what if you fly?"
The little train that could - I think I can, I think I can, I know I can.
Is there anything else you'd like the PACE Community to know about you? I am very grateful I signed up for this group and I continue to look forward to getting to know everyone!
How did you hear about PACE? I heard about PACE from several friends, after I swore I would NEVER be a trail runner. (This is my first clinic and I’m already addicted to trail running so never say never).
What is your favourite thing about trail running? My favourite thing about running is that I get to decompress, clear my mind, think about the day, and talk and laugh with my friends. I always said it was better than therapy.
What are some of your hobbies outside of running? My hobbies outside of running are: talking about running, signing up for races, eating, and talking about eating.
Do you have a favourite quote or mantra? I seem to say “Go big or go home” a lot. I also like “You didn’t come this far to only come this far.”
Is there anything else you'd like the PACE Community to know about you? I swear-A LOT. Also, I strongly dislike coffee and walking.
We’re excited to introduce a couple of new PACE-rs this week. These ladies are both incredibly lovely, so easy to talk to, and this is their first PACE clinic!