Happy Sunday everyone! It's been a rainy weekend here so far. But I was able to get in my 6 mile run before the rain started. My hubby's family also came over yesterday and we celebrated Sawyer's birthday! He chose to eat at a Mexican restaurant. I tell you my boys could eat Mexican food every day!
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 would love to feature you! You don't have to have a blog to be spotlighted...you just have to be a runner! I'm running low on spotlights so here's your chance! :-)
Today I'm spotlighting Kim from OKRUNNERMOM! I feel like I've really gotten to know Kim (online) over the last month or so. She's awesome! She's a Physical Therapist Assistant, a mom, wife, and of course a runner! Keep reading to learn more about her!
When and why did you start running?
I started running in college. I played tennis throughout high school and found that after high school, my weight started creeping up and I had always been bigger than all of my friends. Plus diabetes runs heavily in my family and my dad died when I was 19 from complications of diabetes. I grew up being surrounded by the disease I did NOT want to succumb to it as well.
What is your favorite race and race distance?
My favorite race would have to be the Oklahoma City Memorial race in which I ran the half marathon. It was and has been my only half marathon in which I just did earlier this year (April 2013). It was truly a memorable one! Distance wise I like both 5ks and plan on doing a half marathon again.
What is your race day routine?
I love to get up early, so that I make sure I arrive at a decent time. I’m not scrambling around for parking and trying to find bathrooms. Get up, dress, eat a light breakfast, usually a half bagel with some PB, lots of water and I must have COFFEE!!
What is your most favorite piece of running gear?
My running hat! I sweat so much when I workout/run that it helps keep it from getting in my eyes, plus it helps keep my hair in place!
Do you follow any diet or take any specific supplements that complement your running?
I use Shakeology and for the most part follow a healthy, all around diet. Plenty of protein with lots of fruits, vegetables and whole grain products.
What do you wish you’d known when you first started running?
About Dri-fit material!!! It is truly a lifesaver! A must have for every runner!
What is your fondest running memory?
Running the OKC Memorial half marathon with my sister in law. She is my running buddy for most events. It was my first big run that I really trained for since having my son in April 2012. I had run others before the half marathon, but never really any formal training.
What is one thing that most people do not know about you?
I’m scared to DEATH of worms! And frogs/toads (my 7 year old daughter even has 4 of them)! Pets are suppose to be cute and furry NOT slimy and scaly!
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Thanks for sharing with us Kim!
QOTD: Was it rainy this weekend where you live?