Cherie Scoggins Featured Runner of the Week
In our 24th edition of our favorite weekly post, we spotlight Cherie Scoggins as our Featured Runner of the Week. The aim of having a Featured Runner of the Week is not to necessarily single out any individuals, but we want to feature runners who through their uniqueness may one day inspire you to run or reach for new running highs. Every runner has broken down their own barriers, whether it was the big obstacle to take the first running step or entering a race. Each runner will have their own story and to most these stories to others are very inspiring. Cherie Scoggins Featured Runner of the Week is a great way to kick off our weekend!
We welcome your feedback and nominations of runners who you feel deserve to be featured here. Our Featured Runner of the Week is selected at random on a weekly basis. Every runner deserves to be mentioned and we will do our best to select a wide field of runners to bring their stories for you to enjoy.
Let’s take a few minutes and get to know Cherie this week!
Name: Cherie Scoggins
Where are you originally from? Orlando, Florida
What is your favorite distance to race? Why? My favorites are the 5k it is such an attainable distance I get to run with lots of friends and it supports many local causes that I embody.
What originally got you into running? To better my health
What is your main motivation to keep going? To achieve goals I never imagined
When you’re not running, what do you do? I LOVE spending time with my family we love the outdoors in the summer you will always find us in the river.
What is your next race? Hilton Head Half Marathon, Feb 10, 2018
Describe your perfect run: One that I can fall into meaning that it is just me and god running together.
What piece of advice do you have for someone who is just starting out? Find someone that you trust that is willing to make sure you are safely exposing yourself to new levels.
What has been the single greatest thing you have gotten back from running? Learning that my body is amazing and can accomplish amazing things if you don’t let you head get in the way.
Goals for this year? To complete the half marathon and a rugged 5 k and to continue to support my local community with participating in local 5k
Thank you for taking the time to tell us your story this week Cherie and we wish you the best this year in meeting all of your training and racing goals! #staygrounded #runbeaufort #runwithpassion
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