For Chris and Christine Walsh, co-founders of Wegrynd, the road hasn’t always been easy, but the journey has been worth every step. After 36 years together and married for 26, these two know a thing or two about being in it for the long haul. They live by the philosophy that in both business and life, success means staying on your hustle, putting in the miles, and living for every accomplishment, no matter how big or small. Now, with their eco-friendly line of athletic wear, they’re taking the road less traveled and looking to leave the world a better place than they found it.
Though they’re both avid runners these days, they each followed their own paths. Chris’s childhood centered around organized sports, pick-up games, and high school track, and during high school he ranked as a top 1- and 2-miler. Unfortunately, he suffered a terminally bruised ego after a transfer to a more competitive school. Deciding there were “cooler” things to do, he put his love for running on a 30 year hiatus.
Christine, on the other hand, came to running later in life. Struggling with asthma, bad knees, and weight issues, a younger Christine would have laughed in your face if you told her she’d take up running in 2014, let alone found and run a successful athletic wear company. She holds a deep reverence for running, because it allowed her to finally “be the boss” of her own success. Though she’s a self-proclaimed turtle, she’s adding distance and learning to push outside the comfort zone every time she dons her running shoes.Where many might see running as a lonesome endeavor, Chris and Christine believe in building a community of runners focused on empowering, uplifting, and inspiring one another. They can be seen sporting their Wegrynd gear during races and training sessions as Chris tackles his dream of qualifying for the Boston Marathon and Christine keeps logging miles. Their cats Cortez, Chica, Crowe, Cassidy, Cam, Coty and Cassie are always waiting at home to congratulate them on a job well done!