What do you do when you have a non-running day during marathon training? For me this was a hard question to answer, I struggle with it. I want to run. It feels good to run. However, I need the rest too. So since I can’t seem to get running out of my head ever (the addiction is real folks), I wanted to play a little game called “Who, What, When, Where and Why” Let me preface this with the fact I am always looking at anything running and that makes me happy! So I have random thoughts like this go through my head ALL the time!!
If you could pick one person to run/train with for a day WHO would it be?
Deena Kastor…umm….because she is amazing!!! I would love to be able to talk to her one on one and have her there to motivate me. I can’t imagine how much harder I would run with a pep talk from her!! Seriously, is just awesome! And I am jealous of her awesomeness! 🙂
When you started running WHAT was the first “real runner” item you purchased?
This took a couple of minutes for me to remember but, it was Body Glide! I remember getting it and telling D…see now that I am a real runner I have to prevent chafing!! haha!!! The funniest part about this to me is the fact that I hardly ever use it!! On rare occasion I will put some on but other than that it just sits there with all of my “stuff”.
WHEN was your first race?
Mine was May 24, 2014…you can read about it here
. I don’t know if I will ever have the same emotions after a race as I did this one. EVER!
If you could race anywhere in the world WHERE would it be?
I would run The Great Wall!! OMGracious! Need I say more?
You started running for a reason right? WHY?
When I quit smoking, I didn’t want to be that person that went back to it. So I decided I would run a half marathon. I signed up and booked a hotel. Now, I was invested. I had to run or I was losing money and letting myself down. Don’t get me wrong, I ran when I was younger too, so I knew what I was getting myself into. But it all boils down to me not want to be “that girl”. The one that was all ‘hey I quit’ and two weeks later going back to the same stuff. I can honestly say that me starting to run again was one of the best decisions I have ever made!
What is your who, what, when, where and why?