Lisa Towell

lisatowellWhen did you begin running and why?

I started running in my 30's for exercise and for the social aspect of the running community.

How did you find out about DCRRC and when did you join?

A neighbor of mine was a member of the club and she encouraged me to join and participate in local runs and happy hours. Thank you Deborah Margraff!

What are you training for right now?

I am currently training for the Bay Ridge Half Marathon in Brooklyn, NY on 10/2/21 and the Little Rock Half Marathon on 11/21/21.

What is the toughest run or race in which you have participated?

The Edinburgh Half Marathon wasn't my toughest race, but my luggage didn't make the flight and I had to buy shoes and full running attire when I arrived in Scotland. It was very cold and raining and I was uncomfortable and wore a garbage bag and shower cap from the hotel to try to stay somewhat dry before the race start.

What is the most important lesson running has taught you?

#1 lesson - if you are traveling to a race, pack your running gear in your carry on bag! #2 Running has taught me to never give up and to keep pushing and focusing on the end goal.

What is your proudest running moment?

My proudest running moment was finishing the MCM for the second time and last time!!

What is your life like outside of running?

Outside of running, I love to travel, SUP and hike locally. Earlier this year I started volunteering for the Virginia Medical Reserve Corp and have been volunteering at Arlington vaccine clinics a few times a month. I recently bought 2 trash grabbers on Amazon and have been picking up trash along running trails and/or local streets. I bought 2 so I can bring a friend along to join me!


Upcoming Events

DCRRC Gar Williams Half Marathon
Sun, Dec 3rd, 2023, @9:00am
DCRRC Bread Run 10K & 2 Mile Fun Run
Sun, Dec 10th, 2023, @10:00am
Book Club
Sun, Dec 17th, 2023, @4:00pm
DCRRC Predictions & Resolutions 5K
Mon, Jan 1st, 2024, @12:00pm
DCRRC Al Lewis 10-Miler
Sat, Jan 6th, 2024, @7:30am
Sat, Jan 13th, 2024, @9:00am
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