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Meet Local Joe, Bethany

Name: Bethany Buczinski
Twitter: @bethany535

Twitter: @bethany535

Age: 26
Family Status:  Single with my dog-child Riggins
Occupation: Medical Laboratory Scientist
Running Background:  Only started running about a year ago.  I have completed a couple 5K’s and I attempted my first ever 10K with the River Run.
She did it! Her first 10K on 3/31!

She did it! Her first 10K on 3/31!

What are you hoping to gain from your experience as a Local Joe?:  As I train for the half, I am hoping to get into the best shape I’ve ever been in in my life.  I am also hoping that I will will be able to prove to myself that hard work and consistency will help me accomplish things that I never thought I would be able to accomplish.
What is your biggest fear about being a Local Joe?: Choking at the race and disappointing my friends and family that have really encouraged me through all of it.
Favorite Workout Tune: Oh man!  There are so many! I have my running playlist that has a little Jake Owen, Maroon 5, Miranda Lambert, Garth Brooks, Kelly Clarkson, Paramore and others.  I mostly listen to a lot of up beat music that I can sing to in my head and escape the pain of running…hahahaha.
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