Congrats to the March Ultimate Fit Runner of the Month, Jill Barrett! Here is more on Jill:
"I was born and raised in Posey County where I now live with my husband Brandon and our 4 children: Brennan (11), Braelyn (9), Brecken (7) and Brycton (5) as well as our new Wheaten Terrior puppy, Jade. As you can see, Brandon won with the B names so I had to get another J with Jade. I’m 30 something years old and I work at Vectren a CenterPoint Energy Company; where I have worked for the past 18 years!"
What motivates you to run/walk?
I’m motivated for myself and to teach my kids what an active lifestyle looks like.
How many races have you participated in?
I actually began tracking my races in May of 2016 and since then I’ve completed 52 races. Last year 12 of those were Half Marathons! Overall, more than 100.
What age did you start running/walking for fun & competitively?
I started running back in 2005 when I first met my now husband and while I was coaching Track for North Posey Junior High. At that point it was just to complete a lap around the track and get myself back into fitness.
Favorite place to run/walk?
Like to run around my neighborhood; if I want a changeup USI/Burdette trail is great
Favorite local race?
River City 10 Miler!
Favorite race outside of the Tri-State?
Carmel Half Marathon! If you give me pancakes I’ll run 13.1 miles. ☺
Farthest you have traveled to do a race?
Richmond, Virginia for a full marathon
Favorite race distance?
Favorite race memory?
Completing the only full marathon we have ran so far.
Funniest race memory?
At the Richmond Marathon, there was a random guy giving out shots of whiskey in a neighborhood to any marathoner that wanted one!
Craziest thing you saw at or during a race?
A guy dribbling a basketball while jogging at the Louisville Half Marathon last year.
Favorite pre and post-race meal/drink?
Favorite Pre – carbs night before & protein powder, oats & peanut butter for breakfast and I cannot forget my Pre-Workout from Advocare. Post Race – Pizza and a coke! Oh and chocolate milk is really nice.
What is your favorite brand of running shoe?
Brooks – tried many others and it’s my go to
How many miles do you run/walk a week?
I workout 4-5 days a week at Orangetheory Fitness and average approx. 8-10 miles and shoot for a distance run on the weekend 6 miles plus.
What are your future goals for running/walking?
I’m signed up for the San Antonio full marathon in December.
Favorite time of day to run?
Favorite weather to run in?
40’s with the sun shining!
Music or no music?
Brandon L. Barrett