Staff Profile: Shannan Phillips

Meet Shannan, sales associate at New Jersey Running Company – Hoboken, who was hired in 2013 and aspires to be the world’s most amazing running shoe-fitter and gear expert.

Shannan was always athletic growing up, playing sports in high school and making fitness a lifestyle after college.  She began running for personal competition with short road races over 13 years ago and has recently completed two half marathons with a third scheduled for 2014.

Favorite thing about working at this store: Shannan enjoys working with the very athletic and positive staff in addition to sharing a positive experience with a customer when she fits them for a great pair of running shoes and they leave the store smiling.

Local running tips: Hoboken and Jersey City have some of the most beautiful skyline views and waterfronts to run on. The Gold Coast boardwalk and roadways from Paulus Hook in Jersey City to the top of Hoboken by 14th Street provide an incredible flat run early in the morning in the spring and summer when the sun is coming up over NYC. 

Fun facts: Shannan makes an incredible low-fat cupcake with applesauce and egg whites and is proud of her lil brother who is not only a great guy but a talented runner and her inspiration.

Favorite running gear and go-to fuel: Swears by Brooks Adrenaline running shoes and CEP calf sleeves, loves to start her day and end a race with bananas, thinks the Grid foam roller is genius, and NUUN lemon-lime is her go to for hydration.

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