Hannah Boles – Activities Co-Chair
Hannah Boles is a wife, a nurse and a dog mom to two wonderful black labs. Hannah is from Forsyth County and currently resides in Pfafftown, where she has lived for the past five years.
Hannah started running when she was 12 years old. Her uncle Mike put together the first Winston-Salem Rescue Mission 5K, and she wanted to train and run the race to help support him. Her dad trained with her, and she can remember thinking during the race how badly she hurt and how she never wanted to run again … until she ended up winning her age group and that seemed to spark her love for running.
Hannah ran cross country and track in high school all four years. She also ran off and on throughout college, but honestly did not enjoy it as she had in high school. Once Hannah graduated nursing school, she wanted to pick it back up, not only get healthy but also to fall back in love with the sport. Hannah joined her first half marathon training group through Fleet Feet and the rest is history. She has completed a number of half marathons and four marathons since getting back into running.
Hannah decided to join the track club when she heard about ZAP Endurance a couple of years ago. She had to be a member to go, so she joined the track club. She is so glad she did. She’s met so many wonderful people and runners over the past few years and has been enjoying Tuesday night track night and Saturday long runs weekly. The people she’s met along the way have become true friends, and they motivate and encourage one another to become better runners and meet their running goals.
Hannah is motivated to run to stay healthy and fit. Anyone that knows her knows that she loves to cook and when people or patients ask her why she runs so many miles, she always laughs and says she runs so she can eat! But it is the truth. Hannah runs so she can cook and enjoy wonderful food.
Running is also her therapy. When she has a hard day at work, she can lace up her shoes and go out for a run, which makes everything better. Most of Hannah’s runs are with people, but she does enjoy running solo at times, putting on worship music, and spending time with God. Last, but not least, Hannah runs to hang out with her friends. Running has become a huge part of her social life and she looks forward to all her different running groups throughout the week.