How can I not talk about running? In my About Me page I already addressed my running history but there is a lot to it. People know me as the girl that runs around town, both at school and at home. I go music free unless I need my talk show fix when I am home. No fancy watch, no fancy gear just me and my Timex watch and cotton tee. I run because I love it, not because I feel like I have to.
However, there was a time when it was a chore and I learned the hard way that view was unhealthy. After taking six months off recovering from a pelvic bone stress fracture (yep painful), I am finally in the best running shape I have been in a long time. My favorite distance is a half marathon race. I have not run a marathon yet but it will probably be in my future.
1. I live in my Mizuno wave riders – it has been five years running in these SAME SHOES. I go through shoes like it is my job so I order new pairs every 3-4 months. Every time though I just get the same pair of Mizunos . My favorite part is not knowing what color I will get, they always just send me the newest edition. I am the most frugal person you will meet but my running shoes are my splurge.
2. I hate racing against people. In high school I still remember my track coach telling me every time before a race to ‘get hungry’. What he meant was to show some competitiveness because I was always that runner who would pass someone and say ‘nice job’ or ‘keep it up’. I just didn’t really care about winning. On the flip side though, I am my harshest critic and constantly beat myself up about my own performance. Comparing myself to me not to others. Big downfall that I still work on.
3. People say when I run I never look tired, even after a race I look like I never even broke a sweat. I just laugh at these comments because most of the time boy am I dying.
I can’t wait to get into running more races as I move to DC. Right now these are the races that I have done – I don’t remember my times except for my most recent one.
Falmouth Road Race (2008-present)
Charlottesville 10 Miler (2009, 2010)
Boston Half Marathon Run to Remember (2008)
Rock n Roll Half Marathon Richmond (2010)
Richmond Trail Race 10 miler (2010)
Rock n Roll Half Marathon DC (2012) – PR 1.41