Half Marathon San Francisco Story #ThursdayVibes Week Two: Runner Spotlight
This week’s #ThursdayVibes is a #runnerspotlight on @cb_runnerchic :
She IS the Half Marathon San Francisco Story
In an amazing feat, Celeste ran FIFTY half marathons in FIFTY states! We’re honored to have been the last leg of her race as Half Marathon San Francisco, pun definitely intended!
Here’s what Celeste had to say:
“I am a person who has fallen in love with running later in life. To date I’ve run 75 half marathons, 5 marathons, 1 ultra marathon, and 2 sprint triathlons. I’ve been running since 2012, when I started with the Couch 2 5k. I was struggling with depression and the endorphins from working out were my incentive to keep showing up. Once I ran my first 5k I was hooked. I joined several local running groups and enjoyed the social aspect of running.
I also was inspired to run longer distances and started running half marathons and so happy to have just completed the Half Marathon San Francisco
Couple that with always wanting to visit all 50 states so the goal to run in all 50 states seemed like the perfect goal. I started in 2013 and finished in 2021. I think the hardest parts were trying not to do too much and finding the right balance of smart training while enjoying the journey. I always tell runners to enjoy the moments, the people, and the places. It’s been a fun goal and I have so many great, unforgettable memories. Next, I want to run one more marathon; my dream and goal is to run the NYC Marathon in 2022.”
In addition to being a phenomenally inspiring runner, Celeste works remotely for tech company, Lucidworks HQ here in San Francisco, check out this beautiful display of community with her co-workers cheering her on!
Thank you for sharing your joy of the sport with us and we can’t wait to see where your journey takes you next!