MEET THE #RUNPAINFREE RUNNERS MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE COMMUNITY!
The first #RunPainFree Ambassador, Ana Rodriguez NYC.
Marathons: New York City, Chicago
Half Marathons: Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, NYC, Bear Tri-fecta, Lola Puerto Rico, Main,
From severe list, to lead runner, coming in 1st of the #RunPainFree class of 2016 and 2017 NYC Marathon. She has Boston Qualified for 2019 and has gone on to learn the curriculum, help and coach her peers to #runpainfree!
From one of the most severely injured runners, #runpainfree class of 2016, to lead male runner, class of 2017! From not running, to racing over 50 races in 2017 hitting the 6 min mile pace!
Ahead of the game, an Occupational Therapist, she came for prevention of injuries. She ran her first Marathon at the NYC Marathon apart of our class of 2016! She's an example to everyone on how to, run healthy!
Dawn started her correction and 2 weeks later had a stress fracture on the Lebow half. She stayed IN correction in her boot, was out of her boot in 4 weeks and ran a half 2 weeks later, and Paris Marathon 2.5 weeks after that. Her pain became her teacher, and she is now a go to amongst her friends for help!
Tri-athlete, Kelly has been an avid #RunPainFree supporter, even before her correction. This is why she knew where to come at the first site of pain in her calf, and then her shoulder. Her tenacity is what makes a #RunPainFree runner, She's headed for an Ironman now!
PPTC member, Jimmy, came to us in 2017, not AFTER months of his teammates telling him to see us, but after his calves had enough! He ran 3 marathons in 6 weeks; Berlin, Chicago and NYC in 2017.. PR'ing in the 3rd FYI! Jessica broke her stick over his calf.. he holds this very dear to his heart.
Yvette, Army Veteran, Captain of #JustKeepRunning a national running group on FB and IG, came to us for her leg cramping, but of course we found injuries causing the cramping. She's ran half and full marathons up and down the coast, and over seas...stopping at nothing to get her best potential and uplifting her team as she does it! Yvette's "no-nonsense" approach, is exactly why she is an Ambassador, a role model for all of us.
Jessica's apprentice, our youngest runner who will beat anyone she runs with! Her love for running came out of supporting her older sister when she was sick, and Phylicia fell in love with what came natural to her. While in correction for her hips and stability to support her talent, she now watches others move, learning bio-mechanics and movement patterns.. she will be a force to be reckoned with when she is 18! She's also a New York Road Runner child ambassador, serving as a role model already to not only kids her age, but adults as well.