Sunday, February 24, 2013

Runner Spotlights #27

This morning I am running my 14th half marathon in New Orleans! Hopefully the rain has held off for me to run. This is the third year I have run this race (I ran the half in 2011 and the full in 2012) and I love the course! I can't wait to share my recap with you this week!

It's time for anther runner spotlight!!! If you would like to be spotlighted please email me at mindy@roadrunnergirl.com! I'd love to spotlight you! And I need more runners to spotlight!

Today I am spotlighting Kelley from She Is On A Run!


Name: Kelley
State: NJ
When and why did you start running?
I started running back in October of 2011. I started running because as a kid there was a chance that I wasn't going to be able to walk. So, I had to prove them wrong by walking and then to continue to prove them wrong by running. I was inspired by all of my friends who were running with the C25k App.
What is your favorite race and race distance?
I haven’t participated in my races except for virtual ones though twitter. I love 5ks currently because you can go run a race and be done and move on with your day. It’s a great feeling to go to lunch knowing that you just finished a race!
What is your race day routine?
I don’t really have one at the moment because I haven’t run that many races yet. On the days that I run virtual races though I always sleep in my running clothes the night before. That way when my alarm goes off early I can’t make excuses on why I’m not getting out of bed because I’m already dressed. I never eat before I run though because on experience it’s make me extremely sick.
What is your most favorite piece of running gear?
I love my Sweat Pink Ambassador racing t-shirt because it’s so soft and comfortable. I also love my race watch because I love to know where I’m at in the race and feel comfortable in my pacing.
Do you follow any diet or take any specific supplements that complement your running?
I don’t follow anything specific diet at all, but I try to live an overall healthy life style. I eat a lot of fruits, vegetables, lean meats and lots of water.
What do you wish you’d known when you first started running?
I wished I would have no that my cerebral palsy was going to have a huge impact on it. I grow up not really thinking about the fact that I have cerebral palsy. I walked with a limp, but that is all that I ever thought about it. Running with it is a completely different story though because it’s not just about moving my legs, but about the balance, and strength on left side of my body.
What is your fondest running memory?
My fondest memory was finishing my four miler. I ran it back about a month ago, but it was the biggest distance that I had run at the time. Since then I've run 6 miles and it was a great feeling to finish that run, but that 4 miler really sticks with me.
What is one thing that most people do not know about you?
I hate the last mile of every run I've ever done. I don’t know why, but that’s the mile that makes me so angry and I usually curse though it because it makes me so mad. 

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Thanks so much for sharing with us Kelley!!!

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