Pub Runners of the Month
Pub Runners of the Month
The Carrboro Run Club lasts for about 2.5 hours each week (roughly 1.5% of the week). This means that Pub Runners spend another 165.5 hours each week doing some pretty damn cool stuff.
In order to get to know your fellow Pub Runners better, and learn what they do with the other 98.5% of their time, we will feature someone new here each month. So by this time next year, you will know the many stories of our running community. (Please use the contact form to recommend someone that you think should be featured below!)
May 7, 2023
Tell us about your best/worst/weirdest running moment: I think my best running moment was being runner #12 (finisher) in the Blue Ridge Relay in 2009. Completing something so challenging as part of a team of some of my very dearest friends was an incredible high.
April 11, 2023
What is something you have done recently, or are about to do, that you are proud of? I’m proud of the work I do in the classroom with my students. Thinking critically and establishing loving communities are both important skills. I’m glad to be in a position where I can work on these skills in myself and other people on a daily basis.
March 7, 2023
Why did you decide to join Carrboro Run Club, how long have you been running with us, and what keeps you coming back? Because Steph and the run club members are amazing and generous with their support for our community and Craftboro Brewing Depot. I’ve been a member of the Carrboro Run Club for almost 3 years and keep coming back because I’m kinda trapped 😊 Seriously, the friendships and the fun keep me coming back for more.
February 7, 2023
What is something you have done recently, or are about to do, that you are proud of? Ed and I hiked to Phantom Ranch at the bottom of the Grand Canyon last summer. It was amazing.
March 28, 2021
Did you pick up any new hobbies or interests during the pandemic? I joined the Great Sourdough Craze of 2020 for approximately 3 months. My starter is now languishing in the refrigerator, hoping to be rediscovered one day.
March 31, 2020
Tell us something about yourself that not many people know: I have been training and showing dogs at American Kennel Club (AKC) dog shows since I was 9 years old. I was a nationally ranked junior handler for multiple years, and have qualified and competed at the Westminster dog show in NYC (that’s the one on TV) three times with my Australian Shepherds.
January 28, 2020
What is the best piece of advice you ever received, and who gave it to you? When I was growing up, my dad always told me “Don’t wish your life away – it goes faster than you think.” I hate to say it, but he was right.
February 18, 2020
What is something you have done recently, or are about to do, that you are proud of? I am (hopefully!) about to publish a research paper in bacterial genetics. It will be my first peer-reviewed publication and is the culmination of over a year’s worth of lab work!
June 11, 2019
What is the best piece of advice you ever received, and who gave it to you? I have no idea who exactly instilled this value in me, but I’m sure it’s actually been more than one person. “If it doesn’t make you happy, why are you doing it?”
There are plenty in things in life we HAVE to do – pay taxes, do laundry, take our car to the shop, clean our shower (anyone else hate that?) – that aren’t super fun. The choices we can make, like what we do for a living, the people we surround ourselves with, the things we do in our free time; these should be things that genuinely bring us joy. Otherwise, why are you doing them? Get rid of the bad energy and choose happy!
June 4, 2019
Why do you run? To socialize, to stay fit, to justify my love of potato chips.
May 27, 2019
What is the best piece of advice you ever received, and who gave it to you? Do what you love, because you’ll have to work hard no matter what you choose—my undergrad lab manager.
May 20, 2019
Why did you decide to join the Station Pub Run? I was encouraged by other med students. I had never run before joining Station Pub Run and I love it!
May 10, 2019
What is something you have done recently, or are about to do, that you are proud of? At my job last year, I started a research project on the prevalence of birth defects in a cohort of babies who may have been exposed to Zika virus during pregnancy. Although we’re still collecting data, I’m proud of taking the initiative to use data that we collected for another purpose and share our findings with the scientific community.
April 30, 2019
What is your favorite thing about the Station Pub Run? I’m not a big fan of the word community, but I have to say that is my favorite thing. Again, thank you, Steph, for creating this running community out of nothing. The runners/walkers (humans and dogs) who come each week are also lovely. I’ve met great people and had time to connect with my fave run buds.
April 22, 2019
What is your favorite thing about the Station Pub Run? Beer, obvi. (Also, I met my partner at a pub run – and even though we didn’t start at the Station, we still run with the Station!)
Alex Osbourne Schwed
April 14, 2019
Describe the most recent (appropriate 🙂 ) photo you took with your phone: It is a sunny afternoon and we are standing in our front yard. My brother-in law is shading himself with a turquoise umbrella that has a cartoon print of cats around the rim. He is holding porcelain china in his hand and my jawless derpy dachshund is standing on our porch in the background.
April 1, 2019
What is something you have done recently, or are about to do, that you are proud of? The Boston Marathon, which depending on when this is published, I will have either just done or will be about to do for the first time.
March 24, 2019
Please share your favorite quote or slogan: “Al final del día, podemos aguantar mucho más de lo que pensamos que podemos.” (“At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.”) – Frida Kahlo
March 19, 2019
What is the best piece of advice you ever received, and who gave it to you? If you were able to do everything from the very beginning, nothing would be fun or rewarding! – Kelly Olsen in regard to me being bad at rock climbing
March 12, 2019
What is the best piece of advice you ever received, and who gave it to you? I don’t know about best advice, but I remember at a young age my older brother and I would play crazy competitive games together and if I tried to quit he would call me a quitter. Somehow that was the worst insult and a huge motivator.