It’s crazy to think that 2014 was equally split between 2 sports. Not really simultaneously, but one at a time. I was in love with CrossFit, but once my 14 weeks of 10k training started, I practically ditched CrossFit for running. Right now, I’m still going strong with my intense love of running, but I am attempting to bring it from 90% running/10% CrossFit, to about 65% running/35% CrossFit. Anywho, I have seen this super short & cute little running survey floating around recapping your favorite races or race memories, so I thought I’d give it a stab!
Best race experience?
Running my first 10k with Jaime in the fall. I had always said that I would never run more than a 5k, so the fact that I dedicated 14 weeks to training and exceeded my goal, made it such an amazing race. That and the fact that my parents and Lindsay were there, with my other best friend Allie, there in spirit, made it memorable.
My best run was during my training for the 10k. It was the first time I had run 5.5 miles, and it had just been so perfect. I didn’t have to stop until mile 4 something, and then it was only because I hit rolling hills and was getting tired. It’s runs like that that completely amaze you, which make it all worth it.
Best new piece of gear?
My Nathan fuel belt. I love this thing. I usually keep one bottle with water, and the other with NUUN. I can easily fit chapstick, gum and my iPod in the pouch… and when I had the iPhone 4s, that fit in as well! It fits comfortably around my waist, and doesn’t jostle around during a run, which is a needed requirement!
Best piece of running advice you received?
Not every run will be bad. Run for you. Race yourself, not others. Pace yourself. When you fart, run faster. Take it one step at a time.
Most inspirational runner?
My best friend Lindsay. She never ever liked running, and didn’t start getting into fitness until probably the past 18 months. She was so dedicated to her health, and transformed into a strong gypsy. Out of nowhere, she ran a 10k, and then immediately decided to tackle a half marathon. She is my inspiration in everything I do in life.
I am so excited to see what running in 2015 will look like. So far, my 2.5 mile run on the 1st of January sucked so badly!
What’s your favorite race distance?
Best piece of running advice?