Our members come from all walks of life and are of all strides. Our Member Spotlight is one way to get to know your fellow runners.
This month’s Member Spotlight is Julia Andrews:
What is your formula? What are the common classes or recovery elements this member does/uses?
I love ALL the classes: Formula FastTrack, Formula Train, Formula A.B.S, Formula Tread and Train, and Formula Move. If my schedule and fitness level allowed it, I would also add yoga and HIIT to the list!
Why did you start running?
I ran my first mile in elementary school gym class and was hooked. But before then, I used to race my friends and neighbors. I have always loved fitness. Growing up I played tennis and was on a jump rope team.
What are your hobbies?
Running is my main hobby, from participating and racing to spectating. I also love live entertainment, like tennis tournaments and Broadway shows.
What is your pre-race ritual (meal, sleep, general preparation, etc.)? Post-race?
I love to have a good meal, lay out my racing gear, and go to bed early. In the morning, I like peanut butter toast, coffee, and water.
What is your Post-race?
Cheering on other runners. And going to brunch!
Why did you join FRC?
I knew from FRC’s motto that “A Home for Runners” would be a home for me. I love everything about FRC, especially… everything. More specifically, the staff and coaches and the classes. The coaches are experts and they are incredibly motivating and supportive. The staff is very welcoming and fun, and so are the other members.
What is your PR in your favorite distance?
My favorite distance is the mile. My PR is from back in high school, when I ran a 5:24 in the 1600.
Do you have a favorite class/service?
Open gym is my favorite thing about FRC. I love the Cryotherapy Chamber and cannot get enough of the sauna!
Favorite workout tunes/music?
I often run without music. I love anything with a good beat though, from hip hop to pop (new or old school).
Goals for 2021?
I want to stay fit and healthy and get FAST! I want to lower my current mile and 5K times.
What has been your favorite part of being a member at FRC?
The support. The encouragement. The fact that it has become easy to be consistent, which used to be my number one challenge.
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