Erin Lamb

Six Series Group Leader and Running Rockstar

1. How long have you been running and what motivated you to start?

I have been running for about four years. I started running when I wanted to try a new way to exercise after being a college swimmer at University of Illinois.

2. What's your favorite part of leading the Six Series runs?

I like leading the six series runs for all the awesome people I get to meet! I also enjoy staying involved in the CARA/ running community.

3. What do you do for a living?

I work at NovaCare Rehabilititation Lincoln Park-LPAC. I have my Doctorate of physical therapy (DPT), certified orthopedic manual therapist (COMT). I also do video gait analysis and enjoy working with endurance athletes and runners!

4. Why do you belong to CARA?

I belong to CARA because I enjoy having a community of runners for the support, friendship and motivation! I have met some awesome people through CARA and it keeps running fun and social!

5. Why do you participate in Six Series? What would you tell runners who are interested in Six Series?

I participate in Six Series because it is a great way to meet other runners in the area in a lighthearted fun environment. I look forward to Six Series nights for a good mix up to my week running with new people and exploring various parts of the city. With the Six Series located in various bars and restaurants though Chicago, I get to try new running paths or visit a different front of the lakefront giving me a great break in my routine! I also run by myself most of the time and having at least one time a week knowing I'll get to run with friends helps break up my running routine. Having very little coordination (hey I'm a runner what can I say), I've never been one to join a social volleyball or soccer league that gets drinks after games and the Six Series is the perfect way for me to still feel like I get to be part of an athletic social group).

6. Would you recommend Six Series to runners who are training for big races or runners who are not training for anything specific?

I would recommend the Six Series for runners who are and are not currently training. There are various pace groups and there is somewhere for everyone to fit in. For advanced runners, Six Series can be looked at as a good mental recovery or a shake out in the evening. For people new to running it's a great way to connect with others and get excited about the sport.