About Kelly

My name is Coach Kelly and here’s a little information about me:

 

I started running after receiving a postcard in the mail that said “Train to End Stroke.”  I had lost my father suddenly to a massive stroke in 2002, when I was pregnant with my son.  I was very close to my father and losing him was very hard for me to say the least.  I had gained weight and couldn’t get myself motivated to do much of anything.  After my son was born I was 207 pounds!  When I received the postcard in 2006, I knew I needed to check it out.  I wanted to “End Stroke”, but didn’t know what “Train To” meant.  Well, turns out that meant train for a marathon!  So, I signed up!  I trained to run a full marathon in Kona Hawaii.  I lost lots of weight and I did it!  I completed my first marathon in 5 hours and 17 minutes, and more importantly, I raised nearly $7,000 for the Stoke Association.

 

My father continues to motivate me today.   Running changed my life!  It helped me find peace and it continues to challenge me daily.  I now just LOVE to run and love racing!  In the last 9 plus years since that first race I have completed 22 full marathons, 2- ½ marathons, and 12 ultra marathons!  My longest run to date is a 24 hour treadmill run where I covered 106.49 miles!  I have qualified for and run the 2012 Boston Marathon with a qualifying time of 3:47:12.  Have I mentioned I love running?

 

In July, 2012 I completed the RRCA Certified Running Coach program and started “Running with Kelly.”  I have coached novice and experienced runners to reach greater distance and speed.  Many had never run before and were training for a 5k, others were looking to run their first half marathon, and some looking for ultra distances.  Whatever the goal is, I love to help runners achieve them!!!

 

I am a happily married mother of two awesome teens, work as a part time Volunteer Coordinator at a local nonprofit, teach Sunday School, LOVE music and love to cook ;) 

 

My favorite quote is by T.S. Eliot:  “Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”  I hope to help you find out how far you can go!

 

Happy Running!!!

Coach Kelly

  • 22 Full Marathons including Boston, NYC and Kona

  • 11 Ultra Marathons, including 100k, 50 miles and 50k

  • Fundraising runs incuding 24 hour treadmill run covering 106.49 miles and 65.5 miles from Lockport to Rochester

  • Multi sport events including Flower City Duathlon and Irongirl Triathon