Worth it…to Work it.

Happy Wednesday! Hope your day is getting off to a great start. I taught spin class early this morning and then was strapped for time so got my morning run in on the treadmill before work. The run felt easy and then I picked it up a little bit at the end! 5 miles done. 
Feels so good to get it all done in the morning, even if I have to cram it in…just means I can spend my evenings with my feet up on the couch with a glass of vino…yep, I’d say it’s worth it…to work it!
Sooo since I’m 4.5 weeks out from the marathon I thought it would only be fitting to do another fun running survey (shout out to Another Mother Runner for the idea)…so without further ado…

1. Best run ever: So hard to nail down one really…but I would have to say the Marine Corps Marathon last year. Mentally I just felt like I was in the game, the weather was perfect, and there was just so much to look at to keep me distracted. Plus you know, a PR doesn’t hurt either.

2. Three words that describe my running: Heart pumping, stress relieving, empowering. Kristin said it best…

3. My go-to running outfit is: My Old Navy compression shorts from their Active clothing line, a dri fit top and brightly colored Asics Gel Lytes.

4. Quirky habit while running: Stopping to take pics of the sunrise/sunset. It’s a must. I promise you it will make you run faster.

5. Morning, midday, evening: Morning for sure…

6. I won’t run outside when it’s: A lightening storm…otherwise you can find me outside pretty much any other time of day. If it’s too dark I like to bring along friends for safety 🙂

7. Worst injury—and how I got over it: Pulled muscle in my hip flexor area a few months ago…how I got over it? A lot of REST…laying off of the running for a while, and cross training – spin classes, elliptical, and core exercises. Oh God bless you cross training, I don’t know what I would do without you.

8. I felt most like a badass mother runner when: Ran back to back half marathons earlier this year at the New Year’s Doubleboth in under 2 hours. Day 1 was a PR and an age group win. Definitely felt like a bad mama jama.


9. Next race is: Round 2 of the Marine Corps Marathon October 28th. Bring it on!! 

10. Potential running goal for 2013: To do a LOT more shorter distance races, and focus on getting stronger, fitter and faster. Also want to focus more on teaching group fitness classes. I just started teaching spin and I have to say that I absolutely LOVE it!

What do you love the most about running? Do you have a running and/or workout goal would you like to accomplish in 2013?

Published by thedancingrunner

Marathon runner & group fitness instructor at 24 Hour Fitness. Passionate about family, friends, traveling. Loves destination races. Loves dining out, cooking in, being around down to earth people, writing, sunrises.

6 thoughts on “Worth it…to Work it.

  1. Slight work right work! I love this song! Oh and I like the survey! I love that I challenge myself, I am my motivation and it’s up to me to keep going!

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