I couldn’t let Global Running Day go by without some sort of celebration! How great is it that this “holiday” is now a global event?! I have not done a Q & A type post in a long while, so I am joining in on Kristen’s Blog. It’s not too late to answer the questions yourself and join in on the fun.
Global Running Day Q & A
Why do you run?
I found running in my mid 30’s. Running did not come naturally to me at all and I vividly remember my first track run where I could barely run 1 lap. Fast forward a few months and I was hooked. Running became something just for me. Running became a way to have some alone time away from my 2 young children. Running became something that I felt good about doing and gave me confidence. Over the years, running has become a passion for me that led me to form my Moms Run This Town chapter. The amazing, inspiring women I have met through MRTT have become my closest and dearest friends. My passion for the running community has also led me to coach Girls on The Run. (more on that here)
How do you plan to celebrate Global Running Day?
Normally, Wednesday is not a run day for me but I can’t let that stop me this year. I will be attending a fun run tonight at Mad Fox Brewery led by my MRTT friend and blogger Erika (MCM Mama Runs). I am sure good times will be had by all. We are also celebrating all week long within our MRTT group at all of our group runs.
How many miles have you run so far this year? Do you have a mileage goal for the year?
I don’t set mileage goals because that stresses me out and running is a stress reliever for me after all. So far this year I have run about 321 miles give or take. In addition, I do a 1 mile warmup before my weight workouts but I don’t keep track of those.
What races have you run so far this year?
So far my big races have been Cherry Blossom 10 miler and American Odyssey Relay.
What big events do you have on your race calendar this year?
I am really excited for my sprint tri this weekend and then the Iron Girl Columbia tri in August. This fall I have already signed up for the MCM 10K and the Hershey Half. Who doesn’t want to run for chocolate? I am all about trying new races this year. I will be adding in a bunch of other shorter 5 and 10K’s as well as a few bike events.
Before I leave for a run, I must have ?
I must have coffee (or 2) and I have to eat breakfast. I am starving when I wake up!
Do you track your runs?
Currently I am using the Tom Tom Multisport watch to track my runs, swims and bike rides. I like having all my info in one place.
Who is your favorite running partner?
My Moms Run This Town group of mamas of course!
If you gave someone one piece of running advice, what would it be?
Enjoy your run and run at your own pace.
Describe your relationship with running in one word?
How would you describe your running in one word? Celebrating Global Running Day today?