A now-avid runner and active member of the running community, Andrea also frequents the Disney race series, as shown in her photo.
Q: How many Indy Minis have you participated in?
A: This will be my sixth time running the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon.
Q: Who or what inspires you to run?
A: I started running just to see if I could do the Mini-Marathon. I kept running for the health benefits. Running for fun is my main goal. I try to find fun in everything I do.
Q: What is your favorite Mini memory or experience?
A: In 2008, not only did I run my first #IndyMini, but it was also my first half marathon. Crossing the finish line for the first time was unforgettable. My husband and son were there cheering for me.
Q: What advice would you give to someone running the Mini for their first time?
A: Make sure to pace yourself. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement and run too fast in the first couple of miles. Save some of that energy to get you through all 13.1 miles.