Congrats to Kelly Davisson for being named the Ultimate Fit Runner of the Month for March! She is a retired firefighter from Madisonville, KY and is 49 years old. She is married to Frank and they have 2 cats and 1 dog.
Here is an excerpt from the nomination we received "She and her husband travel all over to run – they do a lot of their running right here in the tri-state. It’s impressive that they run nearly every weekend and they do it together. She also pushes (in a nice way) her sister and friends to run. She and one of her friends are starting a Run for God group in Madisonville – a great way to inspire others to get moving."
**What motivates you to run/walk?
I love the camaraderie of the running community and the fact that it is an individual sport.
**How many races have you participated in?
I run 7 marathons and just completed my 46th half marathon. I’ve also ran 100 plus shorter runs.
**What age did you start running/walking for fun & competitively?
At around age 35.
**Favorite place to run/walk?
The new Mahr Park in Madisonville.
**Favorite local race?
911 Heroes Run in Madisonville.
**Favorite race outside of the Tri-State?
Chickamauga Battlefield Half Marathon
**Farthest you have traveled to do a race?
Portland, OR for a marathon
**Favorite race distance?
**Favorite race memory?
Crossing the finish line of the marathon during the Dopey Challenge.
**Funniest race memory?
I did one triathlon and finished dead last with the police cars
and fire trucks following me in.
**Craziest thing you saw at or during a race?
Thousands of runners all dressed in Santa costumes at the Chicago Santa Hustle 5k.
**Favorite pre & post-race meal/drink?
I like to eat bagels with peanut butter before a run.
Afterwards I usually like a sports drink and eat anything
I can get my hands on.
**What is your favorite brand of running shoe?
Hoka One One
**How many miles do you run/walk a week?
I try to get 20 miles per week.
**What are your future goals for running/walking?
I really want to run the Pistol Ultra 55k in Knoxville.
**Favorite time of day to run?
I prefer mornings but will run any time of day.
**Favorite weather to run in?
45 degrees and partly cloudy
**Music or no music?
No music while training (running buddy, Leslie Allen,
keeps me entertained) but music during events.
Brandon L. Barrett