Did you know that it is Global Running Day on Wednesday? Did you also know that it is National Donut day on Friday? I am going have to celebrate both days! Run on Wednesday and eat donuts on Friday, sounds like an amazing week!
I had such a great time last year answering the question that Kristen over at Jonein’ for a run had put together for National Running Day that I knew I would have to participate again this year for Global Running Day.
So, here we go!
Why do you run? I started running to lose weight. Now, I run because it is my “me time”. It is time for me to think, lose myself, and get to know myself.
How do you plan to celebrate Global Running Day? I am going to run! I am still ramping up my time since graduating from physical therapy so I am going to be running 40 minutes.
How many miles have you run so far this year? Do you have a mileage goal for the year? This year I have run 81 miles so far. While out for a run on February 2nd I slipped and fell and sustained a traumatic brain injury. So that has really impacted my mileage and goals. I had a goal to run 850 miles but I have to re-evaluate that goal but for now I am just running.
What big events do you have on the race calendar so far this year? This year I am going to run the Great River Ragnar Road Relay in August and in October I will be running TC 10 again. I cannot wait for Ragnar! It is on my bucket list and I am so excited to check it off! I also have a bunch of 5K’s planned as well.
Before I leave for a run I must have: My phone, in case of an emergency, and my Garmin 920XT, you didn’t really run the miles if you didn’t track them with your Garmin! ;o)
Do you track your runs? If so what do you use? I do track my runs! And I use my Garmin 920XT as well as my Fitbit Blaze. I like fitness wearables!
Who is your favorite running partner? Honestly, it is myself. I really enjoy the time by myself. Next to myself, I enjoy running with Baylee. She can’t go for long so she doesn’t get to come with all that often. Mastiffs just weren’t made for running but she is great for cuddling afterwards!
What races have you run so far this year? I have run the Polar Dash Yeti Challenge, walked the Hot Chocolate 5K, and ran the Maple Grove 5K. I had several other races that I was registered for but due to my TBI I wasn’t able to complete them.
If you have to give someone one piece of advice about running, what would it be? Get fitted for the right running shoe! The right shoe makes all the difference.
Describe your relationship with running in one word: Fulfilling!
Are you planning to celebrate Global Running Day?