FROM: Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania (now lives in Columbus)

OCCUPATION: Corporate manufacturing for Cummins

SIGNED UP FOR: Half-marathon

SHOES: Brooks

FAVORITE SONG TO RUN TO: “I lived in Germany for two years, and I have some German music that I picked up that I listen to.”

WHY I RUN: “As I get older, it’s just getting harder and harder to stay in shape, and unless I make a concerted effort and have a set goal in front of me, it’s really difficult to find the motivation to exercise.”