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Meet the R4R Runners #11
Welcome to the 11th edition of the Meet the R4R Runners questionnaire. This week, we get to meet Indi’s owner. At the request of Indi’s owner, we haven’t used her name but if you are an R4R regular, odds are you would have come across the dynamic duo.
Indi herself is a bit of a whirlwind, often leading the pack and relentlessly pulling at her lead before ducking into Lake Burley G for a refreshing swim on the home stretch. Indi’s owner is more reserved but like Indi, is a pleasure to be around.
Earlier on with the Friday morning R4R, it would often just be Indi, her owner, and myself pounding the pavement along the foreshore. I enjoyed those runs and look forward to seeing both Indi and her owner at each run they make.
What is your name?
Where are you from?
How did you first hear about R4R?
When did you first attend a R4R?
Sep 2020, Friday Morning run
What keeps you coming back to R4R?
Initially at times it was Matt and I who turned up on a Friday morning and I enjoyed the chats and run. Now more people attend, I'm not as consistent and go to catch up with people.
Do you have a R4R Personal Best? If not, what’s your 5km PB?
5km PB at a R4R Friday morning is 24.19, sometimes if I have a good 5km run, I will stop the fitness app :-)
Do you prefer the winter R4Rs or the Summer R4Rs?
Summer, hate the cold.
Do you prefer Friday or Wednesday R4R? or in other words… Do you prefer beer or coffee?
I prefer the morning runs, as I talk myself out of running or any fitness by the end of the day... But do enjoy a beer, not quite at 7am ha ha
If you could go for a 3km/6km walk or run with 3 people alive or dead, who would you choose and why?
I'll have to think about this, sometimes I think I'd like to ask a previous politicians, how/why they did something and do they believe they achieved what they set out to do, other times it's a reality tv member, asking how they see themselves 10yrs on from starting out. So I haven't got 3 people.
What does resilience mean to you?
To be honest haven't really thought about it, as it's always been there. We are always put in situations, uncomfortable and unknown, remembering others are in the same position and the fact you are all going through the same thing you have to look forward to what you can achieve. Whether it's being sent overseas for work or joining a new running group, just turning up is showing resilience. I think a lot of people overlook this.
Is there a time in your life where you’ve had to rely on your ability to be resilient?
Being away from home, friends and family for long periods of time, living in a different country, culture or environment, we always rely on our resilience. And knowing we could be sent away at short notice to a new environment.
If you could say one thing to someone going through something tough at the moment, what would it be?
Think about what you have achieved, don't dwell on what you haven't. Make small goals and remember there is always someone thinking about you.
In the 2022 edition of the R4R Gift, who will win the coveted Clydesdale award 100kg and above? Jonesy, Benny A, or other?
Indi, could you tell your owner thanks for her answers?