I started running in high school and ran on the Wheeling HS State Championship team in '98 with future Olympian Jorge Torres. While I paused running in my 20s, I found my way back before I turned 30 and have been running ever since. My favorite race distance is the 5k, but my favorite memories are from pacing and helping fellow runners meet or exceed their running goals.
Outside of running I love spending time with my family, making music, White Sox baseball, and Bears football.
Currently wearing: Altra Torin 6, Brooks Glycerin 20, & On Cloudmonster
I started running in high school with the Hoffman Estates High School Cross Country and Track team. Running with teammates and friends makes running fun and stress relieving for me. My favorite race distance is the 2 mile and the mile. My favorite race memory was being able to run sectionals for the first time my senior year.
Outside of running I enjoy fishing, learning about new/upcoming running shoes, and drinking a crisp La Croix.
Currently wearing: Altra Torin 6 & UA HOVR Machina 3
I started running in 5th grade and got really serious about it and racing in 2008. I love being outside and talking with friends while I run. Plus, I love speed training - it's so fun! My favorite run memory was training with my daughter for her first 10K when she was 10, then running that race with her and my father-in-law.
Outside of running, I like to hang out with my family and read books and stretch.
Currently wearing: Topo Ultraflys and Brooks Adrenaline for running; On's for everyday wear.
I started running in high school during my freshman year of Cross Country. I really love to compete with others, as well as meet new people within the running community. My favorite running memory is definitely running with my teammates and goofing around during our easy runs.
Outside of running, I love to play basketball with my friends and weightlifting.
Currently wearing: Brooks Ghost 14 & Altra Escalante 2.5
I started running in college for fun, but have been consistently running since 2015. What I enjoy most about running is the feeling of accomplishment after a hard workout or a race. My favorite race memory is the Chicago Marathon. It always has a special place in my heart since it was my first marathon in 2017. Excited to be back at the race in 2021!
Outside of running, I enjoy spending time with my husband and pup, cycling, and traveling.
Currently wearing: Brooks Glycerin 20
My running career started in 2012 at the Egg Shell Shuffle where I discovered race swag. It's all about the shirts, hats, medals, chapsticks, & endless safety pins! Kidding aside, my favorite race was the 2019 Run to Read 5K. It was the last race I convinced (bribed?) my son to run with me, and I have an amazing finish line picture where he beat me by a stride.
Outside of running, my passion is learning. I am a forever student; currently working on my Master's in Special Education.
Currently wearing: Brooks Glycerin 20 and Saucony Guide 16
I started running in 2013 when I was looking for an outlet. I went from "no more than a 5K" to running half-marathons. My favorite race was Disney's Fairy Tale challenge. My most accomplished race was the F3 half marathon in 2019. It was -4 degrees at the start, yet I still finished. I am skilled as an Athletic Trainer and have worked with industrial athletes.
Outside of running, I enjoy outings with my Fast Track family and Disney vacations.
Currently wearing: Under Armour Hovr Sonic 5
I'm the proud wife of Chris, the dreamer and founder of Xtra Mile Running. I am definitely the non-runner of the Xtra Mile family, as I'm positive I walk faster than I run. I enjoy being creative and the store has given me an outlet to do that. I help wherever I can - social media, emails, shirt designs, or the website.
In as much "spare time" as being a mom allows, I love reading, napping, traveling, and doing yoga.
Currently wearing: Altra Paradigm for everyday wear and my Ons for when I'm feeling fancy. ;)
Xtra Mile's former Field Marketing Director, Ryan Marshall, is now a professional in the runny industry. He works as a field representative for Adidas! Congrats, Ryan!
Ryan is originally from Michigan and now lives in Elgin, IL. He has been a passionate runner for around 11 years, and has been working in the running industry for 6 years. Ryan loves helping runners in any way he can. He has experience in track, cross country, road running, and trails. Outside of running, he loves to hang out with his wife and their new dog.
I was recently fired from my role as Quality Assurance Officer, as I was becoming more of a liability when visiting the store. I have since been demoted to Energy Specialist due to my limitless supply of CRAZY ENERGY! This skill comes in handy when I cheer on runners at local races. I am super fast and love to run with my daddy! When I'm not at the store, I enjoy singing and laughing.
Currently wearing: Shoes with Velcro straps, but I'm almost big enough to get kid shoes from Xtra Mile!
As the youngest member of the gang, I am focused on YOUR happiness. It is my goal to bring smiles to anyone who sees me. I'm an excellent clapper and listener. I would love to hear about your running and happiness goals. When I'm not at the store, I enjoy dancing and eating.
Currently wearing: Anything that is pink, purple, or glittery!
The Xtra Mile Running logo was created by the amazing Designer Kristine De Chavez Rath.