The Question Recap and some Advice too

If you haven’t read Skinny Runner. You are missing out. My Google Reader is filled with her posts.

She did a cool Question series which I figured I would try out…it’s fun anyway.

Why did you start running?

After losing 20 pounds, I hit a plateau. My best friend suggested going for a run. When I was a kid we had these things called Mile Days. I HATED them. I was always embarrassed I was so out of shape and would finish last. When I went out for that first run, I realized I could do anything I put my mind to. I’ll never forget the route off of 901 Place. And I’ve never looked back.

Best Running Memory?

See above…I had signed up for a 5k with my very good friend Kristin. My two friends Brandon and Jeff ran us to the finish line to hit our goal, Brandon was barefoot and drinking a beer, I was so nervous I was throwing up…Kristin was booking it. Glorious story but it ended up in Erin crying at the end.. a good cry. (Sorry Erin, it’s my favorite memory).

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What shoes do you run in?

Brooks Adrenaline. Literally 3 years and will NOT change the love I have for them.

Favorite and Least Favorite distances to run?

9 Miles, it’s not even. I know this is weird….favorite would be 6. It’s even.

Do you have a running partner?

No, I miss my running partner Kristin though! However I do love a nice run by myself to clear my thoughts..AND I do love running with Erin, her long legs push me.

What is your favorite running accessory?

Hehe…I just purchased the Garmin Forerunner. Thanks to Matt Newsom. It is ah-mazing.

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Outdoor or indoor running?

Outdoor. I don’t care if it’s 20 degrees, running on a treadmill gives me a mental block where I can’t finish 4 miles on that thing.

What is your favorite time of the day to run?

Morning..but I need coffee, so this usually doesn’t happen until the afternoon. I’m actually obsessed with my weekend runs.

What races have you run?

Lots! I love family 5k’s and good causes..see here for my list. Half Marathons: Charlotte Thunder Road 2011, Atlantic City Half 2012

What is the hottest or coldest weather you have ever ran in?

I will NEVER forget a 5k that Kristin and I ran in, Friday night Twlight 5k in uptown Charlotte. It was a boiling 101 degrees at 6PM, I don’t think I remember finishing it was so hot.

Other exercises you love?

Jillian Michaels Hot Bod in A Box Circuit workouts. I LOVE them. If you don’t have the box, it’s a cheap purchase and well worth it.

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Are you currently training for something?

Nike DC Women’s Half !!!!

What are your current or future goals?

1- 2:00 Half Marathon

2- Be more confident

3- Make a difference  (I know..it’s cheesy)

Advice for new runners?

Take it slow and set a goal. Sign up for a 5k. They are a lot of fun and a good goal! Just sign up!

Why did you start a blog?

I was finally proud of my health. I want people to feel the way I do and hopefully start their own healthy journeys.

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