Francine Bangs - Kalamazoo

Journey to Movement:

I stay active by running quite a lot. I walk my dog 3 or 4 miles everyday. I started running when I moved to Kalamazoo over 30 years ago. I saw a newspaper ad for a 5K training program and thought "I should do that?" I came from a small town in Iowa and was people were big runners while I was there. So moving to Kalamazoo, I was ready to be a big runner too. 

What's your go-to meal? I use to love pasta but have so many restrictions these days. I love meat & sweet potatoes - they are my fav! My specialty is fish with mango salsa :) 


What's your favorite path to run? From my house to Bronson blvd to YMCA. On your way back, you have to go uphill to complete.