Shamrock Spotlight: Sharon Wood


We are so excited to be bringing you the “Shamrock Spotlight Series” on our blogs! The Yuengling Shamrock Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, 8k Races bring thousands of runners, of all ages, abilities and locations, to the Virginia Beach oceanfront every year! As J&A Racing Live Love Run Ambassadors, we decided we wanted to celebrate these races, J&A Racing, and our community by doing a series that highlights participants, both local and out of town, on their journey to this years’ races.

We were incredibly fortunate to get the response we did when asking for volunteers to be spotlighted, and are grateful for the opportunity to share their stories with you!

Kristy and Lesleyanne


Age: 26

Current City: Virginia Beach, VA

Training for the Shamrock Half Marathon


“I am a mom, fitness instructor, and blogger who found the love for running after having my second son.”

Why you are running a Shamrock race in 2014?   It’s the one 1/2 Marathon I make a point to run each year, it is sort of my running anniversary race

When did you start running? March 2011

How many races have you done and what’s your favorite?  16. The Wicked 10K is my favorite by far

Where do you prefer to run?   Anywhere that is not the treadmill

What’s the longest distance you’ve run? 14 miles

What is the one thing you DON’T like about running? Running out of time to run more

Favorite post-run indulgence?  PIZZA

Favorite running shoe?  Brooks Ravena

Favorite song to run to?  Stronger by Kelly Clarkson

Favorite website to waste time on?  my own 🙂

Favorite running moment? Crossing the finish line of my first 5k in May of 2011

If you could pick one celebrity to run with, who would it be?  Will Ferrell so he could keep me laughing the whole time.


You can follow Sharon’s shamrock journey on facebook and on twitter.

Published by Kristy

Storyteller. Copywriter. Connector. Documenting the inhales and exhales of daily live.

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