HFC’s Kristine Rouleau’s running spotlighted in Detroit Free Press
The Detroit Free Press recently spotlighted HFC admissions recruiter Kristine Rouleau as its Michelob ULTRA Runner of the Week.
Rouleau was surprised that a friend and fellow runner nominated her.
“I’m so flattered she thought of me,” said Rouleau, of Dearborn, an alumna of Edsel Ford High School (EFHS), Western Michigan University (WMU), and Walsh College.
Pounding the pavement
Rouleau discovered running eight years ago after the birth of her twin daughters. She needed a mental and physical boost and found it too cumbersome to take her infant twins and toddler to the gym. So, running became a practical choice, and she committed herself to the sport.
“When I started out, I could barely last a block,” she said, laughing. “But I kept at it.”
And she hasn’t stopped, despite some obstacles and injuries.
Since then, Rouleau has run several half-marathons and marathons, most notably the Detroit Free Press Marathon. This fall, she will run in the half 2020 Detroit Free Press/TCF Bank Marathon, which will be virtual this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“I usually run between 15-20 miles a week,” said Rouleau. “Running has become an important part of my life. For me, it’s the ultimate stress-reliever.”