Sunday, June 22, 2014

Runner Spotlights #91

Happy weekend everyone! This weekend has been all about relaxing and resting up from our trip! My hubby has been sick all week too so I've been trying to get him well. The boys have been great since we got home..no more sickness for them. Hopefully I will stay well!

I did get in a 6 mile run with my friend Andria yesterday! I was worried about the heat and humidity since I got so used to those amazing California temps but I did great!

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! ;-) And I'm running low on spotlights so now's your time to shine!!!

Today I'm spotlighting Lynda from Fitness Mom Wine Country! She lives in Wine Country in California (I'm jealous) and posts the most amazing recipes on her blog! Lynda is currently training for her first half marathon! Keep reading to learn more about her and her running journey!


Name:  Lynda
State:  CA

When and why did you start running? 
I loved to run when I was younger in my 20’s then just did not really stay with it.  Not until the last few years, I picked it back up and am loving it.  Mostly because our daughter is old enough to join me and she is a beautiful runner.

What is your favorite race and race distance? 
As of now I have only done 5k’s that count and Color and Mud Runs, and I completed the Warrior Dash.  I don’t have a favorite, I just enjoy them all and have a blast.  I am prepping for my very first half marathon coming up at the end of June.  The Zooma Napa Valley and that will be an experience I am sure.


What is your race day routine?
Up early because I can’t sleep.  Rinse my face, pull my hair back, brush my teeth.  Grab a banana, make myself eat a small bowl of oatmeal {at least 30 mins prior to the race}.  Head to the bathroom a million times, my bladder is worse on race days.  Go and just do it.

What is your most favorite piece of running gear? 
My Ulitmate Direction hand held water bottle is a must.  My Ipod shuffle {old school style} has to be on me and I wear my
“Faith” bracelet every time I run, even if just a training run.  Our daughter is named Faith and I have a bracelet with the name on it.  It just means something to me while running.

Do you follow any diet or take any specific supplements that complement your running? 
I drink Vega pre-workout energizer about 20 mins before running.  I swear by this stuff.  I also hydrate with Ultima replenisher and add that my water.  Sometimes I use gel/energy blocks.

What do you wish you’d known when you first started running? 
To understand my body and form better, it took me a while.  I am finally getting it thanks you fellow runners like yourself and others that I read and follow. 


What is your fondest running memory? 
The Napa Valley turkey trot.  When our daughter was faster than I and wanted to take off.  I gave her my blessing and remember watching her go and leave my site as she turned the corner.  My eyes filled with tears of excitement for her and I was so proud.  I caught up just in time to see her about ½ mile ahead of me sprint to the finish line and cross it while I just cheered her on as loud as I could.  My hubby and her brother were waiting for us at the finish line.  It was a mommy moment for sure.


What is one thing that most people do not know about you?
I am a sensitive person, I truly care about others and tend to get my feelings hurt easy because of it. I am very passionate about what I believe in and stand for and very loyal to those who are true to me and my family.


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

Blog: Fitnessmomwinecountry http://fitnessmomwinecountry.com/
Twitter: @fitnessmom1
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Fitnessmomwinecountrie
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/fitnessmomlyn/
Instagram: http://instagram.com/fitnessmomwinecountry

Thanks so much for sharing with us Lynda!!!

QOTD: What did you do this weekend? Any fun summertime activities?

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