Lynda Dyer – Featured Runner of the Week
This week is our 15th edition of our favorite weekly post. Lynda Dyer – Featured Runner of the Week is another amazing spotlight and we are honored to feature her here. 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 their own barriers, whether it was the first 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.
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. 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.
This week we feature another amazing local runner that can be found running and racing around town. Let’s take a few minutes and get to know Lynda Dyer.
Name: Lynda Dyer
Where are you originally from? Georgia
What is your favorite distance to race? Why? Presently, a 5K because it’s short, fast and competitive.
What originally got you into running? A desire to avoid my 8th grade PE class that was learning track and field events, led me to ask my PE teacher if I could just run laps around the football field for the 45-minute class. After the first day, I was hooked, and the teacher let me continue to run laps for the rest of that spring quarter.
What is your main motivation to keep going? I enjoy being outside and active and running affords me that opportunity while also getting a great workout in a relatively short amount of time.
When you’re not running, what do you do? I enjoying spending time with my family and riding my ElliptiGO.
Describe your perfect run: Any run! In the midst of raising children, the normal ‘busy-ness’ of life and the occasional injury, I’m learning to appreciate each and every run. I’m so thankful that after almost 40 years of running, I’m still able run. I like the quote: “Even a bad run is better than no run.”
What piece of advice do you have for someone who is just starting out? Join a running group, set a goal and have FUN!
What has been the single greatest thing you have gotten from running? My husband! We met almost 25 years ago running the Bay to Breakers 12K in San Francisco. Running has always been a part of ‘us’ and while at times injuries have prevented us from running together, that’s always the goal.
Goals for this year? To improve my 5K time, buy a road bike, participate in additional sprint triathlons and stay injury free!
Thank you for taking the time to tell us your story this week Lynda! You continue to inspire those around you through your support of the local running community. Lynda has been a very active member of the Beaufort Track Club since we relaunched the USATF Organized Club in November. Keep up the great work and we wish you the best of luck this year! #staygrounded #runbeaufort
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