The very first time Laurie Turenne reached the Boston Marathon, she ran there. Now the interesting thing is that she wasn’t even running the race. She was going to Hopkinton to support her friend and running buddy, Ilene (who is also on our team). Laurie had parked her car about 6 miles away and decided to run to the starting line and by doing so, she had run right into the next chapter of her life as a marathoner.
Just a few years before, she had never thought of running. Her daughter, a track athlete in school, had discovered runDisney events and since the whole family were huge Disney fans, Laurie and her daughter decided to sign up for the half marathon. In training for that event in 2014, she discovered she loved running.
That first Boston Marathon experience was in 2015. When she got to the starting line, she was overwhelmed with the energy and excitement of the day. It cemented in her a definitive goal: she wanted to run a full marathon.