May 15 2015
One mother runner draws amazing parallels between marathoning and the marathon of a marriage.
If you could work out with anyone in the world, who would you choose? Our Women’s Running magazine Blogger On The Run- Katie from Mom’s Little Running Buddy- would choose Biggest Loser celebrity trainer, Bob Harper. Though she secretly dreams of working out with Bob, this is one fierce female who runs with a passion. She is currently training for the St. Louis Rock N Roll Half Marathon and hopes to inspire her readers along the way. Read on to find out more about Katie’s running journey:
WR: How would you describe yourself?
K: Fun-loving, focused, supportive mom — I love to challenge myself to be the best I can be!
WR: How did you begin running?
K: I started running after college ended. I was a college volleyball player and needed a way to stay in shape. I loved the feeling of accomplishment I had after my first run, it was slow and short but it didn’t matter, I was hooked. I ran my first 5K in 2004 and I’ve been running ever since.
WR: What keeps you running and training?
K: Running and training are lifestyle choices for me now. I do it because I love it and it’s just part of my day. It’s something my husband and I do together so it’s important that we keep that connection too.
WR: What type of run is your favorite?
K: I actually love interval training. I have a short attention span so intervals allow me to focus in short bursts. Plus I would love to get faster and intervals let me work on that.
WR: What’s your favorite race memory?
K: That’s a tough one. There are so many. I remember crossing the finish line of my first half and full marathon. I cried like a baby. But I think my favorite race memory is less than a week old now. Crossing the finish line with 11 other girls (and a couple amazing guys) at Hood to Coast has to be it. I loved the team aspect of it. I loved connected with all these amazing people and knowing we pushed each other through. I’ll never forget it. EVER!
WR: How do you reward yourself for accomplishing your training/running goals?
K: After I achieve any goal, I like to do something for myself. Sometimes it’s new workout clothes. I find doing that makes me more motivated to hit the gym. Sometimes it’s a massage and sometimes it’s just a nap. Whatever it is, I think it’s super important to do something. Kind of brings closure to one goal and lets you move on to the next.
WR: Best running advice you’ve received or given?
K: Run for yourself and your goals. Everyone else is doing the same thing.
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