My name is Karen Lehr, and I am excited to coach the RPSA Running RAMS XC team this year! I have had children in RPSA for the last 10 years and love Renaissance as a school, but only became a XC fan in the last 2 years while my daughter has been a part of the the team. I have really enjoyed watching the Running RAMS over the last 2 years, because the team spirit is inspiring. I have loved watching runners grow in not only speed and endurance, but also character and perseverance. Although I have never run XC myself, I enjoy recreational running and participating in an occasional 5K. I am a licensed Physical Therapist with experience in orthopedics, so one of my goals for the team will be to teach budding runners good exercise technique & injury prevention so that they can enjoy running for many years to come. I also want to keep seeing runners set goals and achieve them, to see them rise above the COVID restrictions that might seem frustrating to them, and most of all to have fun as a team!