Lou @ Running Through China nominated me for a Liebster Award! I know I’ve done a couple of them already, but I’m a sucker for Q&As : )
1. Do you remember why you started running and when this was?
In my early twenties I told Adam that I was going to run a marathon and he laughed.
I don’t remember the exact day or year, but I do remember sitting on the couch in our old condo and saying the words. There was no conviction behind those words, and I cannot blame Adam for laughing. At the time the hardest workout I did consisted of intervals on the elliptical.
This year I am going to run a marathon and it’s going to be awesome (and probably painful too, but still awesome).
There was no specific reason that I started running except that I decided I wanted to. I literally woke up one morning and was like I’m going to start running. It was the best spontaneous decision I ever made!
2. What’s your favorite post workout meal or snack?
I loooooove a good post workout smoothie. Frozen mango + pineapple + banana + vanilla greek yogurt is my absolute favorite! But I’m really lazy about cleaning the blender so I don’t have smoothies nearly as often as I would like : )
3. If you could rewind to any age or point in time right now, what would it be?
I would probably go back to my early twenties and tell myself to calm down. I was obsessed with graduating, starting grad school, getting a job, etc. and I missed out on really enjoying the college experience.
4. Do you have a favorite song? Or top 3?
I will tell you my all time favorite song, but you have to promise to not laugh, okay?
It’s Baby One More Time by Britney. Seriously.
I have no idea what it is about that song, but it always makes me happy!
5. Party drugs in your youth – yay or nay?
Nope. I tried pot but that’s about it.
6. What is your biggest fitness motivation?
My biggest motivation is reaching my distance goals. When I’m getting ready for a specific race I am committed to my training. I think perhaps that’s why I’ve been in a little bit of a slump lately. The Princess Half was my last race and I started the taper for that in mid-Feb.
I am really looking forward to jumping into marathon training!
7. Ever not quite feel real?
Yes, when I am really sleepy and my brain is foggy I feel like I’m just going through the motions of whatever I’m doing… like a robot!
8. What 3 things bring you the most joy in life?
- Watching Cecil sleep
- Eating chinese food
I’m a big fan of all three!
9. Ever try any crazy ‘fad’ diet such as Atkins, the baby food diet, etc?
Nope, I’ve never done any of the popular trendy diets.
10. What’s your biggest goal that you are working on right now?
My biggest running related goal for the year is crossing the finish line at the Portland Marathon!
My biggest non-running related goal has to do with reaching new heights with my little candle shop! I’ve got a few things in the works : )
The candles themselves are made from soy wax and completely eco-friendly. I’m currently working on updating all the packaging and mailing materials so that they are eco-friendly too.
For the last month or so I’ve been using bubble wrap that’s made from recycled materials, but I want to source some even more eco-friendly shipping materials that will still protect the candles en route to their homes.
What is YOUR favorite post workout meal or snack?
Favorite song? Be honest!
-I hope I’m not the only one with an embarrassing answer for this one!