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 firstname.lastname@example.org! 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 Crystal from Running With Rhyno! She is a runner from Canada! Keep reading to learn more about her and her running journey!
Name: Crystal Rhyno
State: Alberta, Canada
When and why did you start running?
In 2009, I was working at a newspaper in a northern community. Our newspaper sponsored a big race every year. They wanted someone to run the race and write about the training. I wasn’t a runner but I was up for the challenge.
What is your favorite race and race distance?
Right now I would say the half-marathon because I don’t need to do a lot of training to do well and feel good.
What is your race day routine?
I like to get up about 2-3 hours before race time (depending on the distance). I eat breakfast, stretch and visualize the race.
What is your most favorite piece of running gear?
I would say it’s my brightly colored bandannas.
Do you follow any diet or take any specific supplements that complement your running?
I eat a plant based diet and lately I have been drinking protein shakes to add more protein to my diet.
What do you wish you’d known when you first started running?
Mind over matter.
What is your fondest running memory?
My first marathon was the NYC marathon in 2011. Best memory was getting hugs from 4 firefighters along the route. Everyone was so friendly and supportive!
I hate public speaking but I am working on it.
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Thanks for sharing with us Crystal!
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