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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Runner Spotlights #26

As you are reading this I am spending the weekend at the beach with my family. It's COLD! Lol! But we are still having fun!

It's time for another runner spotlight! If you're interested in being spotlighted please email me at! I'd love to spotlight you!

Today I am spotlighting Katie at From Ice Cream to Marathon! I just love the name of her blog!!! Katie just got back from a cruise! You MUST see her pictures...gorgeous! Keep reading to learn more about Katie!

Name: Katie Cloninger
State: KY

When and why did you start running?
I started running 2 years ago. I mostly started to lose weight, and then I discovered I loved

What is your favorite race and race distance?
My favorite distance (so far) is 13.1! It’s not too long, and not too short! I’m training for a full
marathon, so that may become a new favorite soon!

What is your race day routine?
I lay out my clothes the night before, wake up, eat a banana and head out early!

What is your most favorite piece of running gear?
My iPod! I've had to run a couple times without my music and time seems to go on forever!
Music helps me get lost in my running and enjoy it even more!

Do you follow any diet or take any specific supplements that complement your running?
I have done every diet out there, but it wasn't until I QUIT dieting and started running that
I have lost 30 lbs. and kept it off. I now eat healthy, but I believe everything in moderation.
(Including my ice cream!) It’s all about balance. My weight loss journey is not over, but I have
no doubt that I will get to my goal!

What do you wish you’d known when you first started running?
When I first started, I thought all there was to it was throwing on some shoes and heading
outside! I've since learned the importance of GOOD shoes and good running clothes. Also
that it takes dedication to stick with it, and perseverance to keep going. But it’s all worth it!

What is your fondest running memory?
Crossing the finish line of my first half marathon and crying tears of joy because I
accomplished something I never thought I could do!

What is one thing that most people do not know about you?
I have an identical twin sister and I have 8 brothers and sisters!

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


Thanks for sharing with us Katie!!!

QOTD: Did you do anything fun this weekend? Is it warm or cold where you live?



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