Meet RUNColumbus team member Tammy Edwards. Tammy is preparing for her first marathon—the Columbus Marathon—this fall to celebrate a big birthday. Tammy has two cats—Winston and Reilly.
Why/when did you start running? In Dec 2016, I joined a new fitness group organized through Nextdoor by a coach who wanted to get neighbors together and get fit. I never planned to become a runner, but after finishing last among our group after a 4-mile race I knew I could do better. At the end of that year, I ran my first 10k and haven’t looked back!
What is your favorite aspect(s) of running? I run for me time, stress relief, physical and mental health, but most of all for the sense of accomplishment from setting and achieving goals for this lifelong non-athlete.
What excites you about being part of the RUNColumbus Race Series and Team? I’m excited for the opportunity to run new races, meet other runners, and the competitive aspect of the point system.