November Project People: Casey Revman (BOS)

This is the 10th installment of the regular feature on NP_BOS blog called November Project People (NPP). NP members interview other NP members, and we all get to know each other a bit better. #community

Interview of Casey Revman, done in a group interview by Natasha Walth, Alan Scherer, and Elizabeth Carr.

Why do you come to November Project? 

it’s become family and my therapy.

Why do you really come to November Project? (this is intended to go a little deeper)  

because it’s become a big part of my life and I love that you meet so many new people that they also turnout to be your close friends.

And, why do you really REALLY come to November Project?

Because it’s an amazing community.

Can you please tell me a little bit of your story from being born to when you started NP?  What has shaped you?

I was born on December 6th 1992 from Fairfield CT. I came to Boston in 2012. Two years later in 2015, I was still fresh out of college even though I graduated in 2014. I went to this  tiny school in Cambridge called Lesley University. Long story short, they had a  2 year program for students with challenges. It helped me be independent but socially I was struggling because all I wanted was to keep meeting new people that were like me that didn’t  have challenges. I also got out of a relationship with someone who I met in school who was a grade below me. We Were very similar however I was  in a tough place. I didn’t know who I was. Slowly a few months later, I knew I needed to get myself out the door to make a change and find out what I like to do. I ended up going to a running club in Somerville called Runfellow. I  met a lot of people, and these two guys told me about November Project. In late October 2015 it was really cold and dark. I walked to Harvard Stadium and I didn’t know what to expect. I met so many people that made me feel welcomed and I climbed those stairs in the super cold. I kept showing up for almost 5 years now! Can’t believe it!! 

How is your life most different since starting NP?

My life has changed a lot since I’ve been going to NP. I’ve gotten more confident and stronger the past few years. I also found out who I really am as a person. The people that I’ve met have become my best friends.

When do people see you most at NP (which workouts, which city, etc.)?

I used to go to all 3 but now people only see me at Stadium or at Hills.

What always makes you laugh — or what makes you laugh the hardest?

I love when there’s sarcasm because you don’t know what to expect.

What’s something you’re really proud of?

Becoming Stronger. I feel like my endurance has gotten better. When I came to Boston, I was only a long distance runner. Then after showing up to November Project, I would climb a full tour or even a century I’ve also gotten faster on hills without stopping when I would run the 2nd front hill. I’ve also been working on my strength training, I would love to be a fitness influencer someday. 

When I met with my group for  this  interview, I thought it was a great way to get to know the people more. I felt like they were able to get to know me more when they were asking me these questions. I feel like in general it’s hard to get to know everyone so quickly because at the workouts, we all get together, greet each other with hugs, do the workout, catch up a little bit of how their week is going, but then we leave after the group photos because we all have to be at work or school. I feel like if you want to get to know someone, you should ask them if they want to meet up on a weekend where you both are free. Whether it’s a walk, run, hike or even just coffee or tea and listen to what they say when you ask them these questions. Their stories could inspire you. I definitely felt inspired when I was listening to these questions being answered.

Feel free to learn more about Casey on her own blog, which is pretty great. Check it out HERE.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

FRIDAY is our last WOahMAN of the winter series. Read more details about what a WOahMAN is right HERE, and otherwise, just show up at 5am to Summit Ave on friday 3/13.

SATURDAY is a NP Boston social. Meet at TimeOut Market Boston, at 6:30pm (March 14) for some good quality time with your NP friends. There will be food and drinks available for purchase and good human beings.

MONDAY is a St. Paddy’s Day themed workout. Wear green, become a leprechaun, get festive and get ready to dance some Irish step dance, as well as fitness your face off. Meet under the Zakim Bridge, exact location HERE. 6:29am on 3/16.

WE’RE STILL WORKING OUT. Despite all the real concerns about all of our health, we believe that fitness and the immune system boost that comes from that, as well as the benefit of being connected to a supportive community, is still worth it. We strongly encourage everyone to use your own judgment about what is best for you, and WASH YOUR HANDS and DON’T TOUCH YOUR FACE…but we’ll still be working out, giving out foot-fives rather than bare-palm high-fives, and building community the best way we know how. If you are sick or have symptoms of sickness, please don’t come to workouts, or go anywhere public. Just get better and come back when you are!

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