Meet our Solemate Erin!

Meet our Solemate Erin!

Hi! I am Erin and I will be starting my 2nd season as a GOTR coach for Mohawk Ave in Sparta, NJ this Spring. I am a mom of 3 young girls and a Trunk Keeper for Matilda Jane Clothing, a boutique style clothing company for Women and Girls.

I ran my first half marathon in 2012 after being encouraged by my father, who started running marathons at 57 years old. We ran most of the course together until his marathon race split off from my half marathon. Finishing that race was the best feeling in the world because I never thought I could run a long distance. In 2016, at the encouragement of my father again, I signed up for the Philadelphia Marathon. We ran the whole race together. He encouraged me during the first half when I was nervous and not so sure I would finish and I encouraged him the second half when he had to slow down due to severe knee pain.

I am not the fastest runner, but nothing gives me a better sense of accomplishment and pride. I see the same thing in my daughter, Alyssa. She is not always the most confident kid, but when she ran her first 5k as a second grader she felt like she could conquer the world. I knew that day I would coach her GOTR team when she entered 3rd grade. I want Alyssa and every girl to have a chance to realize their limitless potential and that is why I am running the NYC Half Marathon as a Solemate.

 

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