Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Texas Marathon Miles 13 & 26 Sponsors

Roxanne Olvera & Greg Hall

What is your hometown?
Roxanne- Laredo, TX
Greg- Dallas, TX

Where do you live now?
Dallas, TX

What is the farthest distance you've ever run?
Roxanne- 13.1 miles
Greg- 26.2 miles

What is your favorite way to spend a Saturday morning?
Roxanne- being outside- running, biking or swimming.
Greg- running

What is your favorite workout song, or song that gets you up and moving?
Roxanne- "The Rising" by Bruce Springstein
Greg- "The Little Things Give You Away" by Linkin Park

What is the first thing you think of when you think of Texas?
Roxanne- The beautiful Texas hill country and the Fightin' Texas Aggies.
Greg- Home.

What is the bravest thing you've ever done?
Dating each other.

What is your favorite candy?
Roxanne- Peanut M&M's
Greg- anything with peanuts (Peanut M&M's, Snickers, Boston Baked Beans)

What is the biggest goal you're currently working toward?
Maintaining a loving and respectful relationship for the rest of our days

Where is your next vacation destination?
Berlin (Germany, not Texas) to cheer on Greg when he runs the Berlin marathon!

What movie inspires you the most?
Roxanne- Band of Brothers
Greg- Schindler's List

In which state would you like to see Anna run her next marathon (after Texas)? New York (can we come too?)

Why did you choose to sponsor miles 13 and 26?
Mile 13- symbolizes that point in the marathon when perception plays an important role in the rest of your race. Alone it is a great acheivement. While the view may be that only tougher times lay ahead, the truth is that you have already climbed to the mountain's peak and all that remains is the downhill to the finish. As in running and in life, perception or attitude will ultimately be the key to your pursuit of happiness or success.

Mile 26- symbolizes the mark where the end is certain and is near. It is the point where you know you have made it and you will be crossing that finish line. All that lies ahead is .2 miles of celebration. It is here you recall the positive memories of those 26 miles. The tears come easy as you reflect on your accomplishment. You point to the sky and acknowledge the spirit that guided you through the tough times and you embrace the feeling that you are closer to this spirit than ever before.

Why did you want to become a marathon mile sponsor to support the Susan Mortensen Turley Foundation?
Because we are inspired by how Anna has chosen to honor Susan, who was an inspirational, strong, courageous, and beautiful person.

Note from Anna: Roxanne (also an Oklahoma mile sponsor) has been one of my best friends and sources of support (running and otherwise) since I moved to Dallas. I gain so much from being around Roxanne's ever positive attitude and commitment to succeed despite any adversity in her way. Another great thing about Roxanne is that she shares my adoration for all things ice cream-- so most of our chats together involve ice cream or frozen yogurt in one form or another! :) Recently I've gotten to know the newest person in Roxanne's life....Greg! As president of the Dallas Running Club, Greg has certainly been a huge source of support for my running training. As you can imagine, managing a running club of several thousand members is no easy task! Greg is always happy, positive, and frequently with a camera in hand-- never to miss capturing a memorable moment! This is a big year for both Roxanne and Greg, both as a couple and in the running world... in a few short weeks Greg is off to complete yet another international marathon finish, and this December Roxanne will be running her very first full marathon with me in Dallas. All the best wishes in the world to you both!!!! Thank you!

1 comment:

Ashley Coston said...

I really enjoy reading these answers from all your sponsors. Great work all.