What is your favorite race?
I can’t decide. My favorite running only race I have competed in would be my first half marathon. My first was the Big Hit 1/2 in Louisville. I have always been a big baseball fan and getting to finish at home plate in Louisville Slugger stadium was a highlight. I was able to finish my first triathlon last year also. The sense of pride I felt when I crossed that finish line is hard to come by!
Where is your favorite place to run?
Harrodsburg Road Trail, for sure. I can remember (after biking there) telling my husband that I have no idea how anyone can run up and down those hills. I ran most of my long runs training for my first half there so I hit a lot of my distance milestones there. I guess that’s why its special to me. I feel like there are plenty of good hills to prepare you for anything but they aren’t bad enough to break you.
What are your running fears?
Getting hurt …. and not finishing in the time goal I had set. I know …. seems silly.
Do you measure your runs or do you just run for fun?
I measure everything. I never thought I would be able to run more than a mile so the feeling of seeing the numbers still motivates me.
Have you ever dealt with injury?
Not really anything to keep me down more than a week or so. What kind? I think I had a small bout with Plantar Facitis when I first starting increasing mileage a lot.
Do you do any cross-training?
I spin at least once a week and Zumba at least once a week I also try to get some swimming in some. I have more fun doing Zumba but the calorie burn of spinning is hard to beat!!
Do you have a long-term running goal?
Just to keep going - I really don’t think I will want to put in the time it would take to train for anything longer than a full 26.2!
What gear is absolutely necessary for you?
I love my new Garmin 410!
What gear is on your wish list?
Nothing specific. I always love new running gear that makes me look totally awesome
Do you eat on the run? If so, what?
Not until I get over about 10 miles. During my first 2 halfs that I’ve ran I used the gummies at about mile 8 and 11.
What is your favorite running song?
I don’t really know, I guess. My playlist would probably be too embarassing to list …. I love the 80s rock and 90s pop!!
Are you listening to any podcasts or audiobooks while you run?
I’d like to try podcasts but haven’t yet. My favorite audiobook I’ve listened to is “Heaven is for Real” Several times while running and sweating like crazy I got goosebumps from this book. It is that good!!
What are your favorite running/health-related websites or apps?
Again, I use the runner’s World training plan app. My favorite app is MyFitnessPal. It has helped me lose 40lbs since last December. I use it everyday.
What is the strangest thing that happened on a run?
It’s not fun to have to use the restroom when running the Harrodsburg Rd trail. SOMEHOW I made it all the way back to the Y in wilmore to the gas station
Do you have a running pet-peeve?
I often find myself stuck on the tiny track at the gym (16 laps for 1 mile!!) I have to keep myself from politely moving people out of the way when they walk in the middle of the track on their phones……
What are you reading right now?
My Bible. One of my goals in 2012 was to read it completely. I am sad to say I didn’t reach that goal but hopefully I’ll be finished with it this spring.
What is your one guilty pleasure?
Chocolate Chip cookies!! I’ve been known to use half of my daily calories on these things!!!
What is your favorite meal/restaurant/recipe?
I love breakfast, specifically biscuits and gravy