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|Jamie, rockin’ a color run with her two kids.|
Best recent run: I needed to get a confidence-building run in me prior to my recent marathon. My husband and I headed to one of our favorite trails to meet friends for most of the miles. We alternated conversation and listening to running tunes. The weather was great for running, and the mixture of conversation and solitude made time pass quickly. And then the two of us headed out for additional miles together. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we ended up finishing 22 miles, instead of 20. I love how running can both be a social outlet for me, as well as time alone with my thoughts and my tunes.
What I thought about on today’s run: My kids, my to-do list, my recent marathon experience.
Wine or Beer: Neither – Diet Mountain Dew (post-run).
Chocolate or ice cream: Ice Cream
Lunges or squats: Lunges
|Girl (and tutu) power!|
Best mile(s) ever: Finishing my daughter’s Girls on the Run 5K with her. And, mile 25-26 of the 2013 Med City Marathon. Finishing my husband’s first marathon with him—in the cold and rain.
Worst running injury and how I dealt with it: I encountered shin splints after the birth of my second child. I was way too eager to lose the baby weight and started half-marathon training shortly after giving birth. I visited a sports medicine doctor and took one month off of running (almost more difficult than giving birth without pain medication!). I got my workouts in with a stationary bike and walking the mall with my son in the stroller. After a month of forced-rest, my shins were healed and I was ready to gradually integrate running into my workouts again.
|Love the shoes, Jamie! This is how a mother runner gets hitched.|
My running, in three words: Complete. Happy. Blessed.
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