Now it's time for another runner spotlight! If you are interested in being spotlighted on my blog please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am running low on spotlights and would love to feature you! You don't have to have a blog to be spotlighted...you just have to be a runner! :-)
Today I am spotlighting Amanda from Be A Fit Fox! She's been running since high school. And she's so funny! Amanda is also currently pregnant and is soooo cute! I wish I had looked as cute as her when I was pregnant (instead of looking like a beached whale!). Keep reading to learn more about Amanda!
Name: Amanda Fox
State: Utah (but a native Texan!)
When and why did you start running?
I ran cross country and track in high school and then became a 5-K’er in college. I was never serious about running until a few years ago. I started running and training for half marathons in 2010 as a way to both clear my head and push myself harder than ever before. Plus my mom and dad run Half Marathons and it is VERY cool to run/train with them when I visit Texas.
What is your favorite race and race distance?
My favorite race is the Top of Utah Half Marathon. I've completed it twice and it is a beautiful run! I plan to stick with the half marathons; my toenails already fall off as it is. No need to increase to full marathons! J
What is your race day routine?
3 hours before the race I eat a banana and a wheat sandwich thin with peanut butter and a little honey drizzle. Pair that with a piping hot cup of coffee and I am ready to R-U-N!
What is your most favorite piece of running gear?
I don’t have one favorite piece, I have a favorite outfit. Capris, racer back tank, bright Nikes and my IPod I see so many people running with the water belts and what not but I can’t get into that-probably because I've got hips and they just don’t sit right.
Do you follow any diet or take any specific supplements that complement your running?
I don’t follow any diet, I eat clean. Eating clean is a lifestyle and something that I can do for the rest of my life. I prep my meals on Sundays for the week and say no to processed foods (I still drink the occasional Fresca-I can’t help myself!).
What do you wish you’d known when you first started running?
Your thighs will rub raw. Nobody told me that. Probably because nobody really talks about it but I want to talk about it now. Your thighs rub together and it gets red and bumpy and burns. You've been told.
What is your fondest running memory?
My fondest running memory was a 5K my junior year in college at Texas A&M. It was the Run for the Ring 5K and I raced with my dog, Sonny. At the end of the race, they announced the one female and one male winner. The winners WIN the Texas A&M collegiate ring and I won! It was an awesome feeling and I am still surprised to this day. You’re welcome mom and dad for not having to pay for my college ring!
What is one thing that most people do not know about you?
I am an open book so there really aren't many surprises, however, most people don’t know that I can pull out my uvula (it’s the hangy thing in the back of your throat). Mine is quite long and I can grab it. I have officially lost readers at this point. Understood.
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Thanks so much for sharing with us Amanda!!!
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