1. What is your Favorite Movie?
How to lose a guy in 10 days. I am not real sure why I love it so much but I do. I am also a huge fan of Bridesmaids.
2. Do you have a favorite workout or pre-race tune to get you pumped up?
Back in my competitive days 2 days before a race I loved to run the workout: 3k(150/50) This was a 3k on the track where I alternated 150 meters hard and 50 meters easy. It made me feel fast. Now days I am just trying to get back into the groove of running and racing it has been so long. I think it is time to find a new pre race workout.
3. What Running Shoe do you wear?
4. What is your favorite workout of all time?
I love tempo runs. I find it easy for myself to stick to a certain pace for a prolong period of time.
5. What is your Favorite Pre Race food?
Call me old fashion, but the day before a race I like pasta with meat sauce. Since having to change my diet to a gluten free diet, I still stick to pasta but I usually pick a brown rice- quinoa pasta blend.
6. What is you all-time favorite food?
Right not is is Brussels sprouts.
And I HAVE A STRONG LOVE FOR ICE CREAM
7. What is your favorite event?
I like the half marathon and the 5k. I know, 2 very different events, but I get great joy out of both of them.
8. What do you do for fun?
I love TV shows, I have along list of my favorites. I also love spending time with my pug, Samson. He is so adorable and funny. I have the most fun with thing revolved around running, whether it is just running with a friend or talking about it. I love everything related to running! Oh, and when the husband is not busy with medical school, I have fun times hanging out with him.
9. Who or what inspires you to keep running?
Billy Mills has always inspired me. Seeing what he went through during his life and all the hardships. On top of all that he never let his passion and goals out of his site. He truly is a believer when it comes to setting goals and accomplishing them.
10. How do you stay motivated?
Luckily, I just love running. The love I have for this sport keeps me going. There are bad days however, and I just have to refocus and think about how lucky and blessed I am to be able to run. There has been times where I could not run and there will be times again where I will not be able to run, so I have learned to cherish the days I get to do what I love most.
11. What is your greatest running related accomplishment?
There are so many wonderful things I have accomplished. I don’t know if I have a favorite or greatest accomplishment.
12. What is your opinion on the importance of recovery days?
I am the worst when it comes to recovery days. I preach it to my athletes I work with. I am getting much better on taking a day off. I do it about once every other week. I think it is more important to listen to your body and if you just don’t feel it that day, then do not run, do something else or take a day off. It is all about listening to your body.
13. Do you listen to music when you run?
I never did when I was in high school or college, but the husband persuaded me into purchasing an Ipod nano last September. So now I run with music on most of my runs. I think I tune it out occasionally especially when i have a lot on my mind.
14. How has your training changed through the years?
I have started paying more attention to how I feel on each of my runs. When I was younger I would get so worked up and frustrated if my easy days were not fast enough.
15. Any advice on running gear?
I do believe having good socks is very important. You want happy feet! I have always been a fan of Wright Socks. Also, try to avoid cotton, I know running gear can be expensive but I believe good gear makes the runs feel better.
16. What do you think is the most important aspect of training?
Listening to your body and doing the little things. It is OK to lift weights and try something new.
17. Do you run with a watch?
I have always ran with my good old fashion Timex watch. I have used it since high school. Then for Christmas my in laws and husband surprised me with the Garmin Forerunner 110. I absolutely love it and recommend it to anyone.
18. What is your typical day like?s
Currently we are in the transition of moving so my days are consumed with packing and preparing for our move to ARIZONA. However usually I run first thing in the morning, eat, do things around the house and meet with various runners throughout the day for workouts and exercises sessions. Lunch is squeezed in there and dinner at night and bed.
19. What is next in line for you, where are you headed?
The goal is to get back into my old racing shape. Hopefully in February if everything pans out just right I will run my first Marathon. However, I am terrified. I have a few half marathons on my schedule and 5ks as well.
20. Best cross training activity?
When it comes to cross training I have done it all. My favorites are Stair- Master, and Spin class. followed by elliptical and finally swimming.