This week, my featured Rail Trail Chick is Stacy. Stacy is my bestest friend, ever. I really could go on and on about Stacy, but I'd take away from from her post today! I will share this one picture of the two of us pregnant (just over three years ago) with our daughters.
|big bellies Oct 2008|
|KRRT 1/2 Marathon June 2011|
Who/what inspires you to run?
I was always one of those people who gawked at runners on the side of the road wishing I could be one of them. When Jen started running I was motivated even more. It took me a while, but she finally convinced me that I could do it. So, she was my real inspiration. Now I am continually inspired to keep running by my children. I love hearing them cheer for me at races and pretending to be runners themselves.
|Stacy and her amazing family|
What is your best training tip?
Running with others has really helped me to keep training. I have two fabulous groups of women I run with all week long. It helps keep me honest.
|2010 Great Osprey 10k, photo courtesy of Maine Running Photos|
What is your favorite post run indulgence?
A LONG shower and a great cup of coffee.
|Stacy's boys running to the finish line with her at the Brunswick PT 8K this past Oct|
2012 Race Plans:
I am going to train for my first marathon...yikes! I know I can do it with the right training though, and my fellow chicks will help me through.
|2010 Jingle Bell 5K|
Favorite Distance to Run:
I haven't really found a distance that I truly love. I still feel like a newbie in the running club because I am just wrapping up with year number two. I'm still trying to find my race pace and not get so overwhelmed at the beginning of a race.
|Jill & Stacy at Midwinter Classic 2/12, |
photo courtesy of Maine Running Photos