My Name is Nicole and I’ve been running all of my adult life. I’m a self-trained runner/marathoner from Massachusetts. I have worked really, really hard to get where I am now. I always set new and better goals for myself every year: I want to run better, get faster, be more than I am now. I started off running a 6 1/2 hour marathon and have successfully broken 4 hours.
Newest goal: Breaking 3:30.
I came up with the name for my blog because at least once a day-someone completely random says to me “do you run? Because I think I see you running everywhere.” The funniest time was when a random UPS guy delivering a package to me (YES-it was running sneakers) said to me “I drive in Lowell, tyngsboro, dracut, pelham, Hudson…and I see you EVERYWHERE” ……..BAM!!! Not long after-Thegirlwhoraneverywhere was born!!
I have run 16 marathons and half marathons, including 7 Boston Marathons. I have never been fast enough to qualify on my own for Boston: this is my ultimate goal. This is why I run in the 100 degree humidity, why I run through the raindrops and in the frigid New England winters. I KNOW that I can get there someday.
I am truly passionate about running. I’m also a lover of all things fitness related, and love to discuss different running related issues. I started this blog because, really, there is only sooo much run-talk that my family and friends can listen to before I start to see their eyes glazing over.
What else can I tell you about me? Hmmm…
During the day, I am a high school teacher. I teach a financial education class to Juniors and Seniors at a local high school. I love my job and I love helping the youth of America learn smart methods to manage their money.
I have an amazing family. Really, I owe all credit to WHO I am today to my parents. They made me into the strong person I am: their rules, discipline, and life lessons truly paid off. My parents always impressed upon my sister and I that we can do ANYTHING we want. Who knew that I would wind up being an athlete? so,THANK YOU Mom and Dad! Because of you- I am now a die hard accomplished, charity fundraising,competitive running athlete 🙂
I ADORE: country music..country concerts…country festivals…wine..fun with friends, summertime, sunshine, long runs, and my cowboy boots(ummmm -just a lil FYI- I wear them EVERYWHERE) …I’m kind of obsessed actually…
On August 11, 2012, I married the Love of my Life, Greg. He is the ying to my yang. I feel so lucky to have found someone who I not only LOVE but I actually LIKE too. He jokes that “if running was a person, you would marry it” (( NO WAY. Well MAYBE, HAHA))
But for realz-ies: I have truly become a better runner since I met this man. Before him, I didn’t eat meat/enough protein/get the right nutrients so he helps me with all of that and always throws his two cents in about whatever running topic I am yammering on about. PLUS: when I come home from running, he ALWAYS asks me how it went. It’s just a little thing but I just love it! I am a lucky, lucky lady.
Honestly. He is just so handsome!
I also have an adorable stepdaughter who lives with us part time. How cute is she? For real, I can’t even stand it! She is going to be taller than me in like A WEEK!! (and YES we are in matching dresses—Her idea!)
I have some of the BEST friends and family in the world. They ALWAYS support my running goals and dreams. My girls come to every Boston Marathon finish line dressed in matching t shirts with my picture on it. They are hilarious, and every experience we have had together is a laugh a minute.
This picture was taken at the 2011 Boston Marathon finish line. Please note the awesome shirts! (although you can’t see them upclose-they say ‘Cole’s Mara-THONG-ers) Love these girls!
And just because it wouldn’t be complete without a few pictures of my BFF’s in their Bridesmaid beauty:
Thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to read my Blog! I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it! And hey, if you don’t- that fine too! Thanks for stoppin on by!
Run Free, Run Strong!
Nicole aka…The Girl Who Ran Everywhere