Congrats to the April Ultimate Fit Runner of the Month, Abby Hessler! Here is more on Abby:
"I am 12 years old and attend Helfrich Park Stem Academy. I participate in lacrosse, track, cross country, and I play the violin in orchestra. I live in Evansville, IN with my family. "
What motivates you to run/walk?
My mom is a big motivation. We always run together.
How many races have you participated in?
I have participated in about 30 city races.
What age did you start running/walking for fun & competitively?
I started running at the age of 10, in 5th grade with the Helfrich Park cross country team.
Favorite place to run?
My favorite place to run is on Franklin Street in Evansville.
Favorite local race?
Monster Bash 5K on Franklin St.
Farthest you have traveled to do a race?
Favorite race distance?
Favorite race memory?
I like running with Ebon Ellis and seeing him dance!
Favorite pre and post-race meal/drink?
Pre-Race I like to eat a protein bar and drink a Body Armour/Water. Post-Race a donut and a Fripp Frappe from Donut Bank.
What is your favorite brand of running shoe?
How many miles do you run/walk a week?
I run about 9-15 miles between track and lacrosse.
What are your future goals for running/walking?
I want to get a scholarship in college for running.
Favorite time of day to run?
I like running in the morning.
Favorite weather to run in?
I like running in the cold.
Music or no music?
Brandon L. Barrett