What is your motivation to run and do you love it each and every single run even the really hard runs?? I can tell you, I certainly do not love it every run. There were days I was training for the BK Half Marathon that I didn’t even know why I was doing it. I would curse at myself all the way up Zoo Hill!
Why do I run? Sometimes it’s to relieve stress. The euphoria that I feel after a good run is amazing. Running has given me confidence in myself. Sometimes I run just to stay fit and healthy and active. If I’ve had a slow day at work (sitting at a desk job) I literally feel itchy, like I NEED to run to blow off some energy.
The only running shoes for me: My Asics 2130. They are the first/only running sneaker I’ve ever had, and from the moment I put them on I was in love. They are so light, and cushioned just enough.
Favorite post race nosh: Either eggs, toast, turkey bacon and coffee, or a bagel with cream cheese and lox! Or sometimes just some chocolate soymilk.
Favorite pre race meal: Usually something pretty light. I love the Oatmeal Raisin bar LUNA makes. Clif bars are great too. But don’t get me started on GU. NO GU!
Flat course or hills: Downhill!! Or with the wind to my back, please!
Run alone or with a partner: It depends really. On longer runs I love company, but I always need one or two runs a week by myself to listen to my iPod and just clear my head and focus on me/my running. I have met some truly amazing people through running, and I am so grateful to have extended my group of friends.
Favorite songs/artists to run to: A few of my favorites Cake “the Distance”, Britney Spears “Womanizer”, Missy Elliott “Work It”, Kanya West “Golddigger” remix, Beck, Radiohead, NIN
Name of your Garmin: Big Blue! My good old 205, I am so happy with it. I bought it the Thursday before the BK Half and paid $20 extra so I could get it delivered to me Friday afternoon. Sometimes I am impulsive!
I run, therefore I know there nothing out there that I can’t do if I try/practice enough.
I hope this was fun for everyone to read, I enjoyed filling it out! I don’t really have a running blog per say, but I am on dailymile so if you’re interested in reading more of my running chronicles while I train for the NYC Half Marathon this August, feel free to follow me there!
EDIT: To friend Samantha on dailymile find her at her name Samantha G.
Thanks Sam, RUN LIKE HELL sista!