Friday, 24 May 2013

Running Rockstar - Laura

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 Laura from

1. What is your next race?
This spring, I'm running a few 5ks to work on speed.  My next big race will (hopefully) be the Philadelphia marathon in the fall.

2. Never-forget race moment?
Definitely the Houston marathon in January! We stood at the start line in a downpour before taking off in our wet socks and shoes.  Thankfully, the rain stopped and most of the race was comfortable.  I chased my running partner the whole way and got my first BQ!

3. Running Must-Have?
All I really need is my Garmin.  I am a numbers person and love having that feedback, especially on tough training runs! But I'm working on learning my pace by feel so I don't have to rely on it so heavily.

4. Favourite Pre-Race Fuel?
I'm a bit scared to change my ways.  Whole wheat toast or bagel, nut butter and banana always works for me, so I'm sticking to that. And lots of water!

5. Share your running mantra? Or racing ritual?
I love so many running mantras.  But in the middle of the race, I find myself saying whatever comes to mind...usually phrases like, "You've got this,"  "Hold the pace," "You're strong" or "Almost there, pick it up!"