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I started to run for weight loss and fell in love even though I had always been one of those people who said, "I can't run," and, "I hate to run." I'm currently injured and shouldn't be running, but I miss it so much. It's such a stress relief. I've tried to sneak in a few short runs because I really do enjoy the feeling I have during and after. The first mile or so is usually still hard for me, but once I get going, I feel like I could run forever! I really should try to let my foot heal, but I'm a horrible patient at being patient!1. Run or Walk?
This is a tough one... I used to only like the elliptical, but once I started running I haven't touched the elliptical. I guess maybe I should try it again. If I had a choice of elliptical, treadmill, or running outside, I'd most definitely pick outside! I call the treadmill the 'dreadmill, but I still think I'd pick that over the elliptical!2. Elliptical or Treadmill?
The longest I've ever run is 13.2 miles... a 1/2 marathon that went a little long.3. Longest distance you’ve ever ran(or walked or biked)?
The longest I've ever biked is 140 miles, but it was spread out over 3 days. Someday I'd like to do an ironman which includes 112 miles of biking in one day after swimming and before running a marathon. I guess I better get on that training huh?!
When not injured I try to do something everyday. I usually try to run 3-4 days, bike 2-3 days, and swim 1-2 days. Some days I do two (i.e. swim + bike.) When I need a rest day, I do strength training or walk with my family.4. How many days a week do you work out?
Honestly, I'm a horrible cook. My mom is awesome, but I guess I should have paid more attention to what she did while she made those delicious meals. I try my hardest to replicate them, but they just never tastes as good. I can cook/bake a few things... I just don't do it very often.5. What’s your favorite cold weather recipe?
My favorite fall meal is Chicken Paprikash- A good fattening German Dish!
I just started to try to learn how to use kettlebells. I have used handheld weights before, but I feel the moves I do are boring and not doing much for me. I'd LOVE for someone to recommend a video or website for either kettlebells or hand weights. I don't do gym machines, but I need to do strength training.6. Do you lift weights?
I guess my dream would be to someday participate in the Ironman World Championships in Kona. I think it's a pretty far fetched dream though. I figure if I start now, I might place in my age group when I'm 70! Maybe when I'm 70 I can earn a spot to Kona. The key will be to stay fit and healthy until I'm 70 I guess. Who knows... stranger things have happened.7. Do you have a dream race you want to participate in?
I was asked to share a race or training photo... I'll try to share a few just for fun!
Here is me and my oldest of 3 getting ready to do a color run- she was SO excited!
This is me at the end of my first Triathlon- Check out the race report here!
My first of many double-handed wave pictures!
This is me and my oldest and middle child getting ready for a local 5K and kids race! They both did great. I was so proud of them for wanting to run and neither stopped to walk at all. #proudmommymoment!
Notice the same double-hand wave... It must be my signature move when I see a camera!
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