SoleMate Spotlight: Julia Talen

Today we are shining a spotlight on Julia Talen! Julia is from Colorado and will be coming to the East Coast to join us for the TCS New York Marathon in November!

Why are you running for Girls on the Run NYC? I wanted to run for an organization I could feel passionate about because they have similar values to my own. I am currently getting my MSW and work with children and youth primarily. Inspiring young girls to feel empowered and strong in a society that can make it difficult to feel that way is something I hold close to my heart and bring into my practice as a social worker. The values of Girls on the Run along with my own interest in running made this organization an obvious choice for my support!

Is this your first marathon? This is my first one! Nervous but excited!

Favorite place to run? I love to run outside. I live in Denver, CO, and there are several parks in the city with trees and lakes that are fabulous running spots.

Favorite time of day to run? Morning! Especially with the summer heat!

Favorite post-run snack/meal? Banana and PB or a smoothie!

Favorite running accessory? Love my SPI-belt. Makes it easy to carry my keys and IPhone while I run.

Group or solo run? I'm a solo runner, but I love races and all the excitement of them!

What shoes do you run in? Brooks!

Favorite non-running activity? Lots...reading, hanging out with friends, hiking, and taking pictures are some of them.

Farthest distance you’ve run? Only 7 miles! Soon to change though!

Inspirational Quote/Words to Live By? "You are enough."

What’s your Myers-Briggs? ENFP

Thanks, Julia! Good luck with training and we look forward to seeing you in November!

If you'd like to support Julie in her fundraising efforts, you can visit her virtual fundraising page here