Location: San Antonio, Texas
One of the things I love most about the Local Runner Spotlight is that it allows me the opportunity to feature those that have inspired me on this running journey. I'm grateful that I am able to share their stories and contributions with our community. With that said, I'm excited to introduce this month's Spotlight, Julia Hargesheimer.
Julia began her own running journey in college and has been an active member of our local running community in San Antonio for many years. She is an accomplished runner with a major love for the long run; having completed 8 full marathons and will be returning to run Boston in 2018.
On top of running, Julia is a race director for the San Antonio Road Runners and has directed the SARR Member's Appreciation Run in New Braunfels, TX for the past few years. Though the responsibility of being a Race Director is extremely demanding, she thoroughly enjoys the challenges it brings. This is an amazing way to give back to SARR and it's members! (Thanks Julia!)
Julia is a wife to a very supportive husband and a mother of three children. Together with her husband, they work together to set a great example on the value of fitness for their family. They can often be found most Wednesday evenings at the SARR Zoo Run in Brackenridge Park as active participants.
For Julia, running provides balance and a way to de-stress. It has allowed her opportunities to meet new people from many different backgrounds as one of things she likes best about running is the fact that it does not discriminate.
Listen to the interview to hear about some of her race day strategies, what running has done for her, and her thoughts for the future of running in San Antonio.