Friday, May 1, 2009

2009 Team: Katie Maehlmann

Katie Maehlmann Email: Personal Records: • 5k - 20:01 at Spirit of Halloween 5K on October 23, 2003 • 10k - 40:43 at River City Run April 10, 2004 • Half Marathon - 1:34 at Huntsville Half on November 11, 2004 • Marathon - 3:21 at Suzuki Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon San Diego on June 1, 2003 • Mountain Mist 50k – 5:46 on January 24, 2004 Brief Bio: I love pushing myself to the limit and gravitated to running during high school since it allowed me to do that. I worked up to the marathon distance and have now run over 20 marathons and ultras (and completed 13 states of my 50 state goal). In 2004, I was first female in the HTC Gran Prix and set several of my PR’s. My husband, Rick, and I began dating while training for our first Mountain Mist together in 2003. He proposed to me at the top of McKay Hollow the following year (during a trail run!). I love having a husband who understands all of the time and dedication it takes to be a runner. We have two children, a son who is almost three and a daughter who is almost two. I get the most satisfaction from motivating other runners and receive so much encouragement from the great runners here in Huntsville. Finding time to fit in running is tough but well worth it! Favorite Quote: “The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.” -Michelangelo Short Term Goals: * Train for Maui Marathon in September Long Term Goals: * Complete a marathon in every state * Complete 10 Mountain Mists Community Involvement: * HTC Member and race volunteer