Couch-to-5K Member of the Month: November, 2014

ACTIVE: Can you tell us about some of your accomplishments thus far since you first started using the program?

DONAT: "After a year of running 5Ks I wanted to challenge myself and looked toward the 10K distance. My first 10K was the Marine Corps Marathon and 10K last year in Washington D.C. It was a humbling experience running in memory of soldiers whose lives were lost in the Middle East and I was proud that I was able to run up that long, steep hill to the finish line. My first half marathon was the Nike Women's Half Marathon in Washington D.C. in April, and I finished just seconds under three hours. I ran from the finish line to the area where I could buy a "finisher" shirt thinking I could cross this goal off my bucket list. And although I said I didn't need to run any more half marathons, I signed up to run the Hampton's Half Marathon in September. It was a beautiful cool and sunny day, but I must say that I wasn't exactly prepared for the rolling hills. I ended up getting a PR though, as my chip time was 2:45 and there were plenty of people who finished after I did."

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Hunter Hewitt

Hunter Hewitt is an online content editor for Active.com. As a former collegiate athlete, Hunter has always been passionate about living an active, healthy lifestyle. He enjoys running, basketball, ultimate frisbee and many other outdoor sports and activities. Follow Hunter on Twitter @HunterHewitt
Hunter Hewitt is an online content editor for Active.com. As a former collegiate athlete, Hunter has always been passionate about living an active, healthy lifestyle. He enjoys running, basketball, ultimate frisbee and many other outdoor sports and activities. Follow Hunter on Twitter @HunterHewitt

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