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Monthly Archives: January 2016

My #IndyMini Story: Brett Braunecker

Written on January 28, 2016 at 1:54 am, by

In 2014, I was the heaviest I had ever been. This was an extremely difficult time for me because I always considered myself a fitness enthusiast and took care of my health. The weight crept up over time, mostly because of stress, poor eating, and inactivity due to multiple knee surgeries. I was 75lbs overweight  Continue Reading »

My #IndyMini Story: Mary Ann and Dan Davis

Written on January 26, 2016 at 2:35 am, by

Running a half marathon race requires runners to push themselves, often in ways they never imagined. Dan Davis not only pushes himself to run the distance, but he also pushes his mother Mary Ann along with him. Dan and Mary Ann’s #WhyIMini story is one about a son’s untiring love for his mother and the  Continue Reading »

My #IndyMini Story: Brandi Wolf

Written on January 22, 2016 at 10:00 am, by

For the past 25 years, the Indy Mini has been one of the largest half marathons in the country. It’s certainly Indianapolis’ premier road race and has topped multiple “Best Of” lists for more than two decades. I have run the Mini three times (2011, 2012 and 2013) and had the great honor of volunteering  Continue Reading »

My #IndyMini Story: To Win Dinner with Meb Keflezighi

Written on January 20, 2016 at 9:00 am, by

U.S. Olympian and Boston Marathon Winner Meb Keflezighi will be running the 2016 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon! Widely acclaimed as one of the greatest runners of our time, Meb is the only athlete in history to win the New York Marathon, the Boston Marathon, and an Olympic medal. Beyond his athletic achievements, Meb is passionate  Continue Reading »

My #IndyMini Story: Rebecka Howard

Written on January 8, 2016 at 10:00 am, by

Walter Payton once said, “Running alone is the toughest. You get to a point where you have to keep pushing yourself.” For Mini Ambassador, Rebecka Howard, she’s not only pushing herself, but also Stephen. Her #IndyMini story is about serving others and running for those who can’t. Rebecka and Stephen met 8 years ago at  Continue Reading »

My #IndyMini Story: Chrissy Vasquez

Written on January 4, 2016 at 10:00 am, by

By Chrissy Vasquez Ring in the 40th Anniversary with a new you! 2016 is your year to reinvent yourself as a 500 Festival OneAmerica Mini Marathon finisher! I believe in you and if you want it you can achieve it! How do I know? Because I was once sitting in your spot, wondering if I  Continue Reading »

My #IndyMini Story: Katie Foster

Written on January 1, 2016 at 10:00 am, by

By Katie Foster At the risk of sounding cliche, I’ve struggled with my weight my entire life. It all started in the fourth grade, when a boy in my class started calling me “Shamu”. I tried to lose weight dozens of times over the years, but never stuck with a diet long enough to make  Continue Reading »