Happy Global Running Day!
If you are new to this blog, you will come to know I love to run. I’m jumping on board the Global Running Day event and sharing why I love to run.
Why do you run? To be honest, there are many reasons. Everything from dealing with stress, me time, to living healthy, role modelling for my daughters, and to challenge myself.
How do you plan to celebrate Global Running Day? I’ll be running probably in the evening. Ideally, I’d love to run outside if my husband is home but I’m completely fine using the treadmill too, even after last night’s failed 8k attempt. I only managed 6 for some reason I just couldn’t do it.
How many miles have you run so far this year? Do you have a mileage goal for the year?
I’ve run 409 kilometers this year (254 miles). I honestly don’t have a number that I want to reach this year. It’s all about running strong, avoiding injury again.
What big events do you have on the race calendar so far this year?
- Johnny Miles Half Marathon June 19th in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia.
- Maritime Race Weekend Tartan Twosome 5k & Half Marathon September 16/17, Cow Bay, NS
That’s it! My focus is on Johnny Miles Half but not for a PB. More to get my hamstring stronger, complete the distance without any hamstring issues during or post run. I have 2-3 other runs that I want to do but waiting to get through my current training cycle to see how it goes with my hamstring.
Before I leave for a run I must have: I’m pretty attached to my Garmin and Road ID not because I need to know my pace at all times but I like to know my distances. My Road ID, well…you can never been too safe if something happens on your run.
Do you track your runs? If so what do you use? Sure do! I have a Garmin Forerunner 10, it’s about 3 years old now. I bought it in the summer of 2013 when I was wanting to change the way I was running.
I also use a log book. Nothing fancy, not branded or marked out with a calendar. Strictly a book with lines in it that I make into a chart. I log all my runs, bike rides and workouts each month.
Who is your favorite running partner? My buddy, Krystol. She’s great and fast too but willing to run at my pace. You know, it’s hard to find a good running partner. The stress of not being able to keep up or when/where to run. She’s so laid back, our kids are friends, we have similar interests besides running and a great motivator and inspiration!
2015 Maritime Race Weekend
I also love to run with my husband when our schedules permits and our kids. They are so fun to run with and are keen to just go, go, go!
What races have you run so far this year? I’ve completed the Bluenose Marathon 10k a few weeks ago (May 22) in 1:04:22.
If you have to give someone one piece of advice about running, what would it be? This is a good question! Surround yourself with other runners (fast ones, slow ones, 5ker’s, long distance runners). You will be amazed at the community around you, the support around you, the sharing, the motivation, the inspiration and the excitement for the sport!
It doesn’t matter what pace you run, how far you go but what matters is taking the steps to keep moving forward. You will be rewarded in ways you never imagined!
Describe your relationship with running in one word: Rewarding.
Are you running on Global Running Day?
What’s your best piece of advice about running?
Before you leave for a run, you must do….?
Thanks to jonesinforarun.com for hosting the link up.