Sunday, February 23, 2014

Runner Spotlights #76

Happy Sunday! I hope you are all enjoying your weekend! We had some fabulous weather yesterday! It made my long run amazing!

Now it's time for another runner spotlight...my favorite time of the week! I love reading other runners' stories about their running journey! If you are interested in being spotlighted on my blog please email me at mindy@roadrunnergirl.com! I'd love to spotlight you! You don't have to have a blog to be spotlighted...you just have to be a runner! ;-)

Today I'm spotlighting Heather from Divas Run For Bling! She is a fellow runDisney fanatic like me! Keep reading to learn more about her and her running journey!


Name: Heather
State: Tennessee

When and why did you start running? 
I started running seriously in the spring of 2012. I was trying to find a way to get in shape and lose some weight. One of my good friends from college suggested I try to run a RunDisney race so I started training for my first half marathon.

What is your favorite race and race distance? 
My favorite distance is the half marathon.  So far my favorite race I’ve completed has been the Dumbo Double Dare at Disneyland in Aneheim, CA this year. It was a two day event with the 10K on Saturday and the Half Marathon on Sunday.


What is your race day routine? 
My typical race day routine includes waking up early to have a protein shake and a banana for breakfast.  All my gear has been laid out the night before so I  get everything ready and head to the race where I enjoy people watching as I am stretching and getting ready for the start.

What is your most favorite piece of running gear? 
My favorite piece of running gear is my NiteBeams pink lighted armband.  I don’t always have to wear it, but when I do it makes me smile with the pink LED blinking lights.

Do you follow any diet or take any specific supplements that complement your running? 
I just try to eat as healthy as possible. I usually will have a Dymatize Nutrition Elite Fusion 7 protein shake and an Oh Yeah Nutrition Good Grab size protein bar at some point during the day to ensure I get the fiber, protein and nutrients for the day.

What do you wish you’d known when you first started running? 
I wish I’d known how much fun and life-changing taking up running was going to be – I’d have done it sooner.

What is your fondest running memory? 
Crossing the finish line at the Disneyland Half Marathon 2013 to complete the Dumbo Double Dare. I had plantar faciatis related pain and had to walk the entire 13 miles but I was able to do it and receive the bling (I also got to high five Chip and Dale while doing so)! :-)



What is one thing that most people do not know about you? 
Most people don’t know that I am very crafty. Aside from running and reading my Kindle, I love scrapbooking and have begun to learn to sew as well.


Here are all the different ways you can connect with Heather!


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