Andrea Cherwinski

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Age and Hometown: 35, Baldwin Michigan

Current Resident of: Potterville Michigan

Family: Husband Jeremie Cherwinski, Dad Mitch Sanders, Brother David Sanders

Years Running: 4 Years

Why do you run: To relieve stress and stay healthy.

Running Accomplishments: Completed multiple half marathons and marathons. Completed my first 50 mile ultra race last year.

Favorite Race(s): Run Woodstock, Ottawa Marathon, Gazelle Girl

Favorite Running Race Distance: 13.1! Really like just about anything over a 5k lol.

Favorite Pre-race meal: Spaghetti of course.

Any Goals for 2018: Complete a 50k while I’m in Kansas for the summer, also run my first 100k at Woodstock this fall.

Favorite Running Quote: "Run when you can, walk if you have too, crawl if you must, never give up!"

Best running advice given to me: Running more miles is good but don’t put too much emphasis on junk miles. Quality miles that help you improve are more important than more miles.

Dumbest running moment: I tried beat juice for the first time before a race. Luckily it was only a 5k! My stomach was not amused.

What other interests do you have outside of running? Mountain biking, I’m doing several competitions this year. I also enjoy hiking and horseback riding. I am also currently pursuing my masters degree in Human Resources and Labor Relations at Michigan State University.

How do you feel about and how do you plan to represent the Traverse City Track Club as a Race Team member? I feel so luck and fortunate to be representing the Traverse City Track Club again this year. As far as I am concerned there is no better group of runners in the world! I plan on representing the team by showing everyone I can what a great group of people we really are at local running events and races around the country.