The 2021-2022 season will be Kristin's 4th year as an organizer for USA FIT Tampa Bay. In addition to co-organizing and coaching, she partners with St Pete Run Fest (our benchmark race) to coordinate the pacers.
Kristin’s experience in her own words:
I joined USA FIT Tampa Bay in 2016 and that first orientation was the first time I ran a mile, EVER! After sweating profusely through that mile -feeling slightly intimidated, dripping and knowing no one there - I returned and found one of the organizers at the time was ringing out the sweat on her shirt too! Everyone was so welcoming and encouraging I knew right then I had found my people. I love that the running community is so supportive, encouraging, and always welcoming. Since running my first half marathon at the end of that season in Jan 2017 I has completed a total of 11 halves and numerous 5k, 10k, 15k and all the distances in between.
"It's not the distance you must conquer in running, it's yourself"
Show up and you won't regret it! I may not have known anyone there that day, but I continued to show up and it has resulted in life long friends in the process.