SandyHugill300pacerI live in Columbus, OH where I works as an IT project manager. But my true passions are my hobbies: distance running, travel and visiting craft breweries. Whenever possible, I likes to combine all three into an epic adventure. I have run more than 60 half marathons and 80 marathons, including full marathons in all 50 states and in 12 countries. I am an RRCA Level 1 coach and blogs about her running (Sandy Runs) and brewery adventures (The Brewery Log). I love pacing at the back-of-the-pack, especially when helping a first-timer to complete their first race.

Your most memorable run or race:
2018 Marine Corps Marathon, where I co-paced the “Beat the Bridge” group with this year’s 2:50 Martian Half Marathon Pacer, Jascia.

Favorite post-run beverage:
Whatever beer is local, of course! Usually something juicy and refreshing like a New England IPA or hefeweizen.
The song, mantra, or quote that you turn to when the run gets tough:
I focus on counting down the miles, rather than counting up: “5 to go, 4 to go,” etc. Or I visualize the finish chute and all the spectators who will be there cheering me in.

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