Happy Wednesday, everybody!
It's time to meet another running/blogging buddy.....
This week, I'd like to introduce you to a new friend whose love of running skirts (apparently) rivals the Turtle Runner's, who chooses distance over speed (so far!), and realizes that athletes come in all shapes, sizes, and paces. Amen, sister! :-) Having completed 3 half marathons in her first year of running, this lady is definitely a go-getter! Friends, I'd like to introduce you to .....
Living in Luling
How would you describe yourself as a runner?
Swift and speedy
Slow and steady
Somewhere in between
Ageless and Beautiful…. Are you:
Tweaking the Twenties
Thinking through the Thirties
Forty-plus and feeling fine
A starting-line show-stopper
A middle-of-the-pack mover
A back-of-the-pack ‘better-late-than-not-at-all’ runner
Somewhere in between? If so, which ones?
How long have you been running and why did you start running?
A: I’ve been running for a little less than a year. I started running to lose baby weight from my second baby and to finally get into shape.
Favorite running gear and why?
A: A skirt. It is hot in the summer in New Orleans and skirts are just too cute.
What do you listen to when you run?
A: I like bad pop songs or hip hop. Catchy songs, preferably Britney Spears, Ke$ha, Timbaland, Janet Jackson.
What is something you cannot run without, and why?
A: Two things: Water - I have problems with hydration. I drink tons of water, especially when I run. Sunglasses - I have sensitive eyes I guess. But I have to have shades.
What race distance is your favorite and why?
A: 10K - It takes me about 3mi to find my rhythm. Once I do, I feel like I can run forever. But after 6 miles, I’m not exhausted. I can go and enjoy the rest of my day.
What time of day do you usually run, and why?
A: I run in the AM. I’m a morning person. It’s nothing for me to get up at 4:30AM and go for a run. Also, I have small kids and the only free time I have is in the morning.
Treadmill, streets, or trails, and why?
A: I prefer being outside, but during the week I run on the 'mill. I don’t like to run in the dark. But on the weekends, when I have time, I run the streets. I love being outside.
What has been your most significant running-related learning experience to date?
A: That I am an athlete. I’m clumsy and uncoordinated, but I can still be fit. I run half marathons. I feel like I could try anything. I may not be the fastest or even good at it. But I won’t know until I work at it.
What advice would you give to someone new to running?
A: Just start. Have patience and keep at it. Sign up for a race and tell everyone you’re going to run it.
Short-term and long-term running goals?
A: Short term - be more consistent with my speed work. I’ve been focused on distance for so long.
Long term - train for a duathalon/tri. Run a marathon before I’m 40 (9 yrs away).
Mileage goal for 2010?
A: Somewhere near 1000mi. It’s a lofty goal. But, hey, I went from not running, at all, to running 3 half marathons. So apparently I like a challenge.
Do you have a blog, blog(s), or a website you’d like to share? If so, please list them.
A: I do. http://www.megan-corey.blogspot.com/
I would love for everyone to stop by! Or find me on DailyMile. I’m a member of the Pay it Forward 500 Mile Club and a friend of Robin.
I have two sweet, crazy maniac girls, Li & MM. They are hilarious. Everyday, they do something that cracks me up. I don’t talk about them enough on my blog.
Happy running, friends....