Hometown: El Dorado, Arkansas
When and WHY did you start running?
I started running 5 years ago when I was in Law School in Fayetteville. I wanted to set fitness goals for myself.
Where do you prefer to run? Do you have a favorite route?
I prefer to run outside at a track in El Dorado called the Lion’s Club that wraps around a golf course.
What was your “I’M A RUNNER!” moment?
When I completed my first half-marathon in October with my dad (he was running the full), it was a such a great feeling of accomplishment.
If you could go back and give yourself a piece of advice as a beginner, what would it be?
Find something to take your mind off of running. I always listen to books on tape to make the time go faster.
Do you have any racing superstitions or traditions?
I do not have any race superstitions.
Do you run solo or with a group?
I love to run solo…it’s my “me” time.
Why do you run the Hogeye? What makes it special? Are you running the Hogeye this year?
I’m doing it this year, I signed up to do it so I could run it with my sister-in-law. I’ve never run it before, but I am super excited to be back in Fayetteville.
How can folks connect with you on social media?
You can follow me on Instagram @mrsmollyshep