New Year Brings New Possibility of Health & Prosperity with the NYJL’s Run Club

It’s 2018 and the NYJL Run Club is back in action! Do you want to casually get back into running as part of your New Year’s Resolution? Or are you are a runner and want to get involved with a group of women to push you towards your personal best? In either case, the NYJL’s Run Club is the group to join.

At the New York Junior League, volunteers are encouraged to take part in many different skill building activities, programing to maintain a healthy lifestyle, and develop lifelong habits to promote fit living. NYJL’s Run Club is an ongoing Affinity Committee program, offering a monthly activity to promote running within a group setting, hosting a post-run brunch to socialize and encourage volunteers to continue to build friendships at the New York Junior League.

As 2017 came to a close, we spoke with two current Run Club members, Katelynn Jones and Leah Wager. They shared their love for Run Club and gave us a sneak peek of their New Year’s Resolutions as they begin 2018.

Katelynn Jones

My main goal for starting out the first few months of 2018 is to complete my training for the NYC Half Marathon in March 2018. After taking off almost year due to a lingering knee injury, I am hoping training goes well enough to finish the Half Marathon with a decent time. I plan on using Run Club as part of my new training runs and hope to attend every month!

Leah Wenger

I have a few goals for the New Year. My first goal is to be able to run a half marathon in under 2 hours again. I’m doing the Manhattan Half in January, so we will see how successful I will be at meeting my first goal. My next goal will be to run a full marathon in under 4 hours, but that goal will take a little bit longer. I am doing this because I was at my fittest when I was able to beat those times, and remember what a great feeling it was to be in that good of shape (my steps were lighter, my back never hurt and I felt healthier and stronger).

Which brings me to why I love the NYJL Run Club, they have kept me running even when I didn’t feel like it. Plus the knowledge and support I’ve gained from the group is immeasurable. It’s an amazing group of women runners of all levels and as a result, If you’re facing obstacles whether it be an injury, lack of time, or lack of desire, there is always someone who’s experienced what you’re going through and can share advice to help you move past it. I’m thrilled to be part of Run Club! I’ve learned more than I would’ve imagined and have met some of the best friends through the group!

The Run Club will be kicking off the New Year with a run in Brooklyn on Saturday, January 6th. For more information and to join the mailing list, contact the NYJL Run Club.

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