Walking Group: Pace 14 Plus
- Years with Austin Fit: 3
- Number of Half Marathons: 3
- Favorite Races: Races with her grandson
- Favorite Distance: 10Ks
Irene has been walking with Austin Fit for 3 years and has coached the walkers for 2 sessions. Her first year, she completed a half marathon and throughout her walking “career” has participated in 10 10K run/walks. Her favorite races are the ones she does with her grandson and son (he beats her every time). What drew her to Austin Fit was the opportunity to walk and meet new friends with shared interests. She loves the many routes through Austin and seeing parts of the city that she never would experience otherwise. It’s amazing how different the city looks from two feet than from 4 wheels! She has made many hew friends and looks forward to finding even more to enjoy the outdoors and the warm experience of walking and talking.