Charlotte : SouthPark

Caitlin Chrisman

Caitlin has been a runner since she was 12 years old, after she ran her first race with her dad in Carbondale, Illinois. Fourteen years later, she loves running just as much as when she ran her first mile fun run with her dad. After graduating from Wake Forest and entering the corporate world at Bank of America, Caitlin felt like she wasn’t doing any good for the community. After meeting a new running partner, Aaron Linz, on Craigslist, they both began toying with the idea of creating a running club to bring together the running community. Four months later, they teamed up with Jay Holder to turn their dream into a reality. In May 2009, the three formed the Charlotte Running Club to help promote running as a healthy lifestyle choice in the Queen City. Not only has Caitlin seen an improvement in her own mood and outlook on life since the inception of the Club, but she has also seen the positive impact running has had on so many other people’s lives. Caitlin’s favorite thing about the running club is feeling inspired by the members’ transformation from discouraged to highly motivated, fully determined to meet goals with a positive attitude.

What is your favorite lululemon product?
Inspire Crop and Speed Short

What is your Favorite Quote?
"The secret of healthy for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the futures, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly." -Buddha

What is cause/charitable organization that is close to your heart?
Charlotte Flights - a nonprofit youth track club to provide children opportunities for self-development, travel, competition, teamwork, and leadership.

What is the best part of your job? There's so much great going on at Lululemon, it's hard to pinpoint the best thing! Witnessing how all the little things can add up to make a huge difference in one person's life! Seeing the active community come together to support one another and specific endeavors.

Who/What inspires you on a daily basis? My fiance Garrett Bullock who acts with honor, sweet humility and calm fortitude at all times to follow his dreams and inspire countless others.