Spotlight Thursday, Let Me Introduce CORI

Today is Spotlight Thursday

This week I'd like to introduce CoriI asked Cori several questions, to tell part of her story and introduce you all to her. 

Cori Blogs at

How long have you been running? 

I started running in 2009 after MANY years of playing softball and only running for punishment at practices.

What is the furthest distance or race you have ever run?

26.5 miles... I've done three marathons and for each one the bathrooms are always a little distance away from the finish line. :)

What is your favorite racing distance? Tell us why.

My favorite distance to race is a marathon. It requires a great deal of discipline, mental and physical strength and I love the feeling of accomplishment I get as I cross the finish line with wobbly legs.

If you could run any race in the entire world where would it be and why?

Boston... the history.

Do you run for fun or run to compete?

I run for fun. I actually haven't ran a lot of races when I look back over the course of 4+ years because I am selective in the races I want to do. I prefer to lace up and go without worrying about always having a date on the calendar.

Have you experienced any trials/injuries/health issues that you have had to overcome?

Let's see... IT band, hamstrings, calf tightness, plantar fasciitis, throwing up during a marathon due to acid reflux.... all of which have taught me SOMETHING about myself and running even if the lesson wasn't pretty.

Tell us what crossing the finish line feels like to you.

I get emotional every time I cross a finish line... the distance doesn't matter. Its the sense of accomplishment, community, and seeing people all around you with ALL different backgrounds completing something they've set forth as a goal they wanted to achieve.

Do you crosstrain? What types?

YES! I love lifting (bodypump), kickboxing, and I just signed up for a half Ironman for 2014 so that means cycling and swimming will be added to my list.

What type of things motivate you and push you towards success?

My students... they motivate me both in and outside of running.

Do you have any tips or suggestions for someone who is thinking of starting up running?

ALWAYS listen to your body, find a community of runners to help keep you encouraged and motivated, and most importantly... HAVE FUN.

Must have running accessory?

A good pair of running shoes (currently BROOKS) and a good headband (currently my COOL CAT PRO or BONDI BAND).

What is the best thing you have learned from being a runner?

That anyone can do it and that we are stronger than we think- always.

You can learn more about Cori and visit her blog at

You Can Also Follow Cori Via Facebook and Twitter


  1. Cori's blog rocks, I've been a follower of hers for a few months now, and she's a laugh, she's going to totally rock the half ironman.

  2. I started following Cori a few months ago, definitely inspirational.

  3. What a great interview! I've been by Cori's blog a few times. I need to get over there more.

  4. I love Cori's blog - I read it regularly! Neat to find out a bit more about her from your spotlight.


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