Building up to the half marathon weekend, I posed a few questions to my fellow race ambassadors…I selected a few of the replies to share with you.
Q. Do you run in the mornings, mid-day, afternoon or evenings? And why?
A. Nan Rozelle Besch Lujan replied: I typically run in the morning or in the evening, there’s not a whole lot of midday running going on. Yesterday I celebrated a 1000 a streak of running every day, so usually the question is not am I going to run but when.
Q. When did you start running and why?
A. Lisa Rich shared: 2010 – my work/life balance was finally actually balanced and it was time to get healthy and fit. My health had taken some hits through our struggles to have our daughters, and I wanted to make sure I was doing everything I could to make sure I would be here for them. And I wanted them to have a mom who was a role model.
Q. What is your favorite J&A race? And bonus question…ever cross paths with a skunk on your morning run…what did you do?
A. David Hylton told us, First on the skunk … Yes. Long story short, my dog and I nearly got sprayed around 5:30 am one summer. Thought it was a cat. Shoot me a message if you want more details! As for my favorite J&A race, it’s definitely Shamrock Marathon Weekend. I’ve done the half 7 times. Flat, fast, friends and free beer!
Q. Who is your running hero?
A. Amanda Kowaleski commented, I have elite runners who I closely follow, but I am actually inspired by talking to/reading about everyday runners. Every single runner has a story of why they started, what they’ve accomplished, and what running has done for their lives.
Q. What is your favorite day of the week to run?
A. Bridgett Grogan answered, Everyday!! There’s always a reason to move forward without looking back:)
Q. Do you run in the rain?
A. Jason Carmichael told us, As one of my marathon training team coaches says, “what happens when it rains? We get wet.”
Crawlin Crab Half Marathon and 5k is an awesome running event, if you live in or visit the 757 area…give this race ago. Check out other great J&A events here.