Friday, 3 May 2013

Running Rockstar - Jenn

I regularly scower the internet, read my favourite blogs, Pin quotes and motivating images, read books, articles, and magazines all to keep me focused and inspired. It is hard to wake up early in the AM to squeeze in a workout. And sometimes it feels like there are simply not enough hours in the day to get it all done.

So Friday is a day to celebrate our accomplishments. These are my Running Rockstars. They are from all walks of life and are all at different stages in their running experience. But the one thing that they all have in common is that despite it all they are getting it done! They are Rockin' that Run! And that deserves to be celebrated!

One of the these AMAZING folks will be featured here each week. Answering some of my favourite Run related question.

This week's Rockstar is Jen from

1. What is the next race on your schedule? 
My next race that I've registered for is the Fredericton Marathon in New Brunswick, Canada in May. I'll probably do a few shorter distance races between now and then, but that's the next big one. My biggest running goals right now are training for a trail ultra marathon this summer and working towards my goal of running a marathon in every Canadian province!

2. Never-forget race moment? 
This is probably cheesy and cliched, but crossing the finish line of my first marathon was a pretty awesome feeling... and I was never so happy to be able to finally stop running!

3. Running Must-Have? 
My love for my Garmin has reached unhealthy levels - I'm such a geek for looking at numbers after a run, and looking at the charts and graphs of all my runs on Garmin Connect, it's like Christmas! I also love obnoxiously bright Lululemon running shorts :) I pretty much aim to resemble a highlighter on two legs when I run. 

4. Favourite Pre-Race Fuel? 
I'm kinda boring when it comes to fuelling before a run. I have a squeamish stomach (unlike my boyfriend, who will eat a curry bowl on the way out the door to run!) so I stick with my tried, tested and true meal: toast with peanut or almond butter, a banana and coffee. 

5. Share your running mantra? Or racing ritual?
I have the weirdest race ritual. There's a song that I MUST listen to before I run - it's a slow, sort of depressing, but beautiful song by a band called Hey Rosetta!, "We Made a Pact". I tend to get too high strung and jittery right before a race and want to run too hard at the start, so I listen to that song and it calms me down. When I ran my first marathon, I listened to it on repeat for the first mile, then put away the iPod. It does the trick!
Way to Rock it Jenn!
Love your Favourite Darwinian Fail,