This month we'd like to welcome Cary Aurand to the Big Island Running Company ohana. Cary and her boyfriend Brian moved to the Big Island last year from Michigan. In April, Cary left accounting job behind to become a shoe specialist.
Q: When did you start running? A: I ran sprint distances in middle school and high school. I started running longer distances at the end of college and kept going.
Q: Where do you usually do your runs (treadmill, roads, any favorite routes)? A: Currently, Walua Road is my favorite place to run. I'm up there at least once a week.
Q: What are your current running goals? A: My goals are to break 7 minutes/mile in the 5K and qualify for Boston. The 5K and the marathon are my favorite distances.
Q: What is your favorite pre-run or pre-race meal? A: I'm all about the post-run meal! I know it was a good run if I have a craving for french toast and french fries.
Q: What is your favorite running memory? A: During my first marathon, we ran through a park in Grand Rapids, Michigan during fall. The changing colors of the leaves and the beauty of the season made me realize that runners get the opportunity to see and experience so much around them.
Q: What do you like best about running? A: I love cookies. More running = more cookies.
Q: What do you like least about running? A: I love cookies. Less running = less cookies.
Q: What are some of your other interests outside of running? A: I love to bake.
Q: Is there anything else you want people to know about you? A: I love coffee, animals, birthdays, and the color pink. I dislike swimming, 10Ks, painting my nails, and bad grammar.