When I sat down to interview Molly Bookmyer in a local café, I felt like I was sitting across from a human sunbeam. She is so positive and upbeat; it was refreshing and contagious. The core of her running is her community—from her husband, to her family, to her coaches, friends, and several local runners. Bookmyer’s greatest goal in running is to give back to the community that has given her so much.
Bookmyer has been running for as long as she can remember. She walked onto Ohio State University’s cross country team in 2009, at the encouragement of her dad and coach. Although only a senior in high school at the time, Bookmyer had already struggled with injury and almost gave up the sport. However, the universe had a lot left to throw at her. Read more >>