She is not new to running. She used to be a hurdler back in the day and was actually pretty good at it too. She just returned to running last February and has had a very strong return.
Who/what inspires you to run? My boys. I run to recharge, be with my own thoughts, stay sane, and be a better mommy. Also, I run for my dad. He has a form of Muscular Dystrophy that makes it difficult to walk, let alone be able to run. I run because he can't.
What is your best training tip? Rest often. Our bodies need periods of recovery to be ready to get back out there at 100%.
What is your favorite post run indulgence? A tall glass of chocolate milk. Or my husband always makes blueberry pancakes when I get home from long runs.
2012 Race Plans: New distances! Mid-Winter Classic 10-Miler, Race the Runways Half Marathon, Reach the Beach 200-Mile Relay, and the Maine Marathon, with other races sprinkled in.
Favorite Distance to Run: This is a tough one. In school I would have said 400 meters. I did cross-country but did not consider myself a distance runner. Having really only run 5Ks and 10Ks so far, the two both have high and low points. I like 5Ks because they are short and fast, but they hurt! I like 10Ks because they offer more of a challenge. In my head, I think I'm going to fall in love the the half marathon distance, but we'll see!