Friday, 7 June 2013

Running Rockstar - Anna

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 Running Rockstar is Anna from
1. What is your next race? 
Nike Women's Half DC 4/28/13
  2. Never-forget race moment? 
Wow, just one. That's a toughy. Ok, I will go with crossing the finish line for my first half. A friend, who has run way more than me, offered to pace me. I refused to look at my watch during the race for time, I would only look for distance. When we crossed the finish line I couldn't help but laugh because I was so thrilled with my time. I had set my goal at 2:15. He challenged me about two weeks before the race to shoot for 2:05. We finished at 1:55. I was stoked.

3. Running Must-Have? 

You mean besides shoes, shorts, sports bra, shirt and socks?! I have three that I can immediately say of the top of my head 1. hair band 2. RoadID 3. Bodyglide

4. Favorite Pre-Race Fuel?

Accel Gel or Honey Stinger Waffles. I can't run with anything in my stomach except those.

5. Share your running mantra? Or racing ritual? 

My mantra is Persevere. And along with that is my fave Bible verse. Isaiah 40:31 "But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."

Rock On Anna!
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