We’re excited to introduce you to all our J&A Ambassadors through our new summer series. Each week we’ll be highlighting one of our awesome J&A Ambassadors and getting to hear about their running journeys, favorite races, how they stay motivated and lots more!
Meet Ambassador Lauren Wilson
How did you get into running/how long have you been running?
I am originally from Indiana and my first official half marathon was the Indy Mini (where you get to run on the Indy 500 track) back in 2005 or 2006 I think. I’ve always been sporty, but after college and moving to Virginia Beach, was looking for something active AND fun. Then I found J&A and the awesome running community here in VB. The rest is history!
What was the first J&A race you ever did/favorite J&A event?
Shamrock! I think I’ve maybe missed one race in the past 17 years, and have done the dolphin challenge for the past decade at least. It’s the ULTIMATE weekend and now family and friends come to VB from SC, IN, and IL to join in the fun every year. It’s always a good time (yes, even the year of the nor’easter).
What are some of your favorite running-related products?
What advice would you give to a new runner?
Why do you love being a J&A Ambassador?
Something others should try?
Don’t forget to follow our ambassadors as they share their experiences this year! You can follow Lauren on Instagram @lbethwilson