Runner Profile – Joan Tapken

Joan and I took a laid-back run on a blustery morning, and she talked about how running got her through difficult times in her life and changed her perception of herself. Joan started running in the summer of 2014. She recalls being out on the beach with her good friend Tiffany and they were talking,…

Runner Profile – James Schissler

I forced James to stop moving and sit down so he could tell me about the Fallen Officer Challenge he is doing this February and his 2017 goals. James Schissler is the lead instructor at South Jersey OCR (SJOCR) located at the I Love Kickboxing location in East Greenwich, NJ.  I first stumbled into SJOCR…

Runner Profile – Jen Nichols

I met with Jen and we talked cheating on your running shoes, mommy guilt, and injury recovery. I first became acquainted with Jen through the Run856 Facebook group, of which she is a moderator. I’ve met Jen a few times, usually doing 5@5, running in West Deptford or Woodbury in the wee hours of the…