It’s amazing how doing something like a marathon makes anything seem possible.
Hi Palm Beach Roadrunner Jo Ronk,
How many miles per week do you run? 25-30 miles.
When and why did you start running?
I started about 5 years ago with the Couch-to-5k program. I never thought I could run but after my parents passed away, I needed something to help me get through. Running was the answer.
Why do you run?:
I run for stress relief, weight management, and energy. It’s amazing how I can be totally exhausted from work but feel so much better after a nice run.
Do you prefer to run alone or in a group?
Both, I love the long group runs on Saturday and also enjoy the alone time during my weekday runs.
Highlight of running or biggest accomplishment:
Running my first marathon, Miami Marathon, this past February was my biggest accomplishment. It’s amazing how doing something like a marathon makes anything seem possible. I loved every part of that race!
Dream run, race or accomplishment:
There are so many races I’d love to do…Big Sur, Paris, London, Tokyo, Boston, New York, Chicago….All the big ones.
Favorite thing about running:
I love how runners just instantly bond. There’s just something about runners. They are awesome. Whenever I go to an expo, I feel like I’m surrounded by my people. We understand each other and our obsession.
Who inspires you?
All runners inspire me. I love watching runners in a race. I always get emotional seeing their struggle.
We’ve heard that Jo is planning on running the Miami-Key West Ragnar relay in 2015 and we’ll check back with her at a later date to hear more about her plans. Good luck Jo!
Published March 25, 2014
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