Member of the Month
Congratulations to our September SCC Member of the Month Julie LaForge. Julie completed her seventh continent in July of this year at the Australian Outback Marathon. Julie started running 19 years ago after the birth of her second son. Her first marathon was The Flying Pig – for the bling of course. Even though she crossed the finish line, the marathon was tough and Julie swore she would never do it again.
However, just two years later Julie convinced herself to do another marathon and of course, she was officially hooked on running. Julie believes the next turning point in her running career was when she traveled to China alone and ran the Great Wall Marathon after some personal lows. Once she had finished the Great Wall marathon and met a group of wonderful people, she knew that she wanted to do all seven continents. When Julie got home, she put her name down for the Antarctica Marathon.
Julie states that the Antarctica marathon was her favorite. Not only was it great because of the challenging course and location, but she says it was her first time she had a family member (her sister Kathy) to share the experience with and this made it even more worthwhile.
Our favorite line from Julie was her answer to what her favorite thing about running is. Julie says that it is how strong and empowered she has become. “I am 50 years old and never felt better”.
You can see Julie's SCC Member Profile HERE