A True Iron Girl

Having run the Iron Girl half marathon this morning, I’m inspired to share the story of a true Iron Girl with you. During my fundraising and events with Team Freedom back in February, I got to know a lady named Trish Trout. Although I didn’t meet her, she was a great organizer and motivator on Facebook!


So who is Trish?
She’s a Wesley Chapel local, mother and a future Boston marathon finisher. She will be running this year’s Boston Marathon in support of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

In addition to this article in the Laker Lutz News, she was gracious enough to answer a few questions for me!

Will Boston be your first marathon?
Yes, this will be my first marathon. I wanted to do a full by the time I turn 40, I will be 40 on June 1st!

Any recommendations for those with Boston on their bucket list as well?
Getting into Boston is tough! The qualifying times are wicked fast and even if you have a qualifying time that does not guarentee you a bib. As an invited fundraiser runner, its an application process. I was lucky to apply with a charity that had 700 spots for this year. Most charities don’t have that many spots, some only have 10 or 12.

When did you start running?
I started getting more serious about running in preparation of the Princess half marathon in 2012, I have completed 6 half marathons since then. My running partner is Jacqueline Pastika. She literally held me up after my first half marathon and has stuck with me ever since. When we found out I would be running Boston, she was onboard to help me train. She is the logistical person, she only wanted me to worry about running!

I love that each mile is designated for someone or something! Will you share one of the miles and the story behind it?
Its hard to pick 1 of the miles to talk about. When I put the opportunity out there, the response was great. I don’t think I was prepared for the stories behind the people. Mile 21 is for my dad, he is a survivor of colon cancer. Mile 10 if for Chris Hughes, His faith never wavered even as his health declined.

Trish has a heart of gold and I can’t wait to follow her on her Trip to Boston! Please take a minute and visit her fundraising page: RunDFMC
Even though she has met her minimum goal set by the foundation, she has a personal goal that she has not yet met!

2 thoughts on “A True Iron Girl”

  1. I love to hear the mileage dedication stories. A marathon is such an inspirational journey. When you add on each of those individual’s personal triumphs and survivor stories, it really motivates you to keep forging ahead.
    Great meeting you this weekend BTW. Congrats again on Iron Girl!

  2. Great post! Can’t wait until the day I do my first full marathon. (Though it won’t be Boston lol…) Someday!

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