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  1. What is your name?
    Kali Aldrich
  2. Tell us a little bit about yourself.
    I was born and raised in Rochester, MN by my remarkable parents Deb and Craig, alongside my older brother, Justin. I grew up playing sports including softball and hockey, which I still have the passion for to this day. Living and growing up in Rochester has been a wonderful treat. I have great friends, widespread connections, my go-to sports leagues, my job at the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce, Burn Boot Camp, and beautiful running trails. There’s always something to do and so many opportunities here, so I never get bored!
  3. What does “curiosity” mean to you?
    To me, curiosity means to find interest in something new and explore opportunities. If a new opportunity makes you feel uncomfortable, that’s when you know it’ll be a good one.
  4. Tell us about a time you felt curious and how it benefitted you.
    In 2020, I was curious about running a half marathon. I trained for it and ran my first one in South Dakota. Since then, I’ve completed eight of them. This has benefitted me because it has proven to me that I’m more capable than I think, physically and mentally. Feel free to visit my blog at https://kjrunning.blogspot.com/ to read more.
  5. What sparks your curiosity? Things, hobbies, topics, etc. Tell us more about that.?
    Friends, family, and public speakers spark my curiosity. Seeing an individual do something good for themselves and succeeding at it – whether it’s writing a book, creating a blog, completing a triathlon, whatever it may be – is inspiring. It puts you in the mindset of living your best life, because as we all know, life is short.
  6. What do you wish more people were curious about that you could teach them?
    I wish more people were curious about what’s actually out in the world. Go hike, walk around a nearby lake, play a sport, begin a hobby, try a new restaurant, take a vacation to the beach, etc. Happy to provide insight on these topics for those who are curious!

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