Featured Runner (December) - Jennifer Lister Shaw

Tell us 3 interesting nuggets about yourself
(1) I've completed 10 marathons, including Boston ‘08 and a 50k. (2) I absolutely adore all animals including the cold blooded varieties (reptiles!) (3) I'm originally from Upstate New York and was a full time artist for over 13 years!!

Why do you run?
I run because running has always been there for me, and have continued to meet the very best friends on the trails. Runner friends found me my husband!

What is your most memorable race?
Most memorable race was the Marine Corps Marathon. I tried so hard and had so much heart with the soldiers cheering on. Amazing.

What is your advice to someone just starting?
Be patient with your body. You’ll get there! Slowly build up that tolerance to the longer miles, and stay off the pavement!!