People of TRL – Petra Rapmund, runner and TRL board alumni

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Ted’s Run for Literacy – When did you start running and why?
Petra Rapmund – I started running in my early 40s after the death of my mom. I took up running to quit a 20+ year smoking habit. I guess I traded an unhealthy addiction for a healthy one.

TRL – What is one of your favourite inspirational or motivational quotes?
PR – My favourite inspirational / motivational quote is “I can do all things with God who strengthens me”. I have it tattooed on my arm as a constant reminder.

TRL – What’s the last book you read?
PR – The last book I read is the bible and I’m currently working through To Kill a Mockingbird.

TRL – You are invited to a fun run that calls for dressing up. What’s your costume?
PR – -My costume is Peter Pan because I never want to grow up! Ha ha, ask my kids.

TRL – What does Ted’s Run mean to you?
PR – My licence plate is “run for kids”. Kids are our future to everything. I try to associate myself with organizations who lift up and benefit kids. Ted’s Run is one of those with amazing people making it happen.

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