Weekend Warrior: Dayna Lytle, Runner

45, McDonald’s Corporation District Manager, Volunteer for Team RMHC and Director of Kids Run for MRTC

Bragging Rights:

I have completed 15 marathons, more than 50 half marathons (including Hamburg, Germany, Tel Aviv, Israel, Innichen, Italy), and tons of other races. I have won my fair share of medals in 5Ks and 10Ks and have been a Road Warrior several times. Also placed in a sprint triathlon

Most Fun Run:

My favorite event is the Chicago marathon. This year will be my 7th year running for Team RMHC. As a small team in this area, we have raised over $84,000 in the past to contribute to the larger team RMHC. Nothing beats the crowds and the people yelling your name in Chicago. 

I ❤ Running  

I love to run because it gives me time to think, relax, and be the best Dayna I can be. It helped me make the best friends that I could ever imagine. When I went through a challenging time in my life, I set out and ran for 720 days in a row until I was back to my regular self again. 

 Next Challenge:

 I am running the Tupelo Half and the Chicago Marathon. I usually do the road series too. Most importantly, I can’t wait to work with the WRWM Intermediate 1 group and direct MRTC Kids in the Fall! 

Gear Must-Haves:

I must always have my fit bit and my Garmin!

Obstacle Course:

I am recovering from having a neuroma removed from my foot, and I have not run in eight weeks. I don’t know about everyone else, but keeping weight off is also a challenge.

Best Eats:

McDonald’s—just kidding. I love Babalu. Love the tapas and a glass of Sangria or a Sangria sampler. 

 Passion:

My passions are my family, our four dogs (Mocha, Muffin, Latte, and Beepers), being happy, traveling, and living life to the fullest.

Motto:

Run fast, run safe, run with your heart, and always be true to yourself.

 

INTERVIEW BY HAILEY THOMAS. PHOTO BY TAYLOR TARTERA.

1 Comment on Weekend Warrior: Dayna Lytle, Runner

  1. Hello Dayna!

    Thanks for sharing. Wish I could run, again. Surviving a near death car accident in 2006, thanks to a drunk driver, I am grateful to walk. Wish you could support my book campaign.

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