Jean Groce (right of Pluto)
What is your hometown? Rochester, TX (ever heard of it)
Where do you live now? Duncanville, TX
What is the furthest distance you've ever run or walked? 13.1 miles
What is your favorite way to spend a Saturday morning? Running with my DRC friends, and then going to breakfast with them.
What is your favorite workout song, or song that gets you up and moving? Anything by Count Basie or Duke Ellington
What is the first thing you think of when you think of Texas? The place where nobody makes fun of my accent.
What is the bravest thing you've ever done? Bringing two children into the world. Second bravest thing: Joining my very first DRC half marathon training program in 2007, when I didn't know anyone and had never run more than 3 miles. Both of those Bravest Things were life changing experiences, to say the least!
What is your favorite candy? Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, for sure!
What is the biggest goal you're currently working toward? Completing the 2010 Disneyworld Half marathon, with my daugter and daughter-in-law, before the sag wagon comes along.
Where is your next vacation destination? A week at the Four Seasons Resort in Whistler, British Columbia, for my husband and me, courtesy of our generous daughter!
What movie inspires you the most? A League of Their Own. If those ladies had the courage to get out there and play baseball....
In what state would you like to see Anna run her next marathon (after Texas)? California. How about the Long Beach Marathon? It's coming up soon. And Anna absolutely HAS to run the Disneyworld Half marathon next year.
Why did you choose to sponsor mile 11? It's in honor of the January 11 birthday of my Dad (Bob King) and his twin sister (Lella Elkins), both of whom died of cancer.
Why do you want to become a marathon mile sponsor to support the Susan Mortensen Turley Foundation? Because Anna is such a marvelous friend, and I have the greatest admiration for her and her efforts for this cause!
Note from Anna:
My DRC experience would not possibly be the same without Jean! She is always a smiling, wonderfully supportive friend. Jean even has a nickname among some of her DRC friends of 'Fairy Godmother'. Thanks for your support Jean!