Today I have a GREAT interview with a blogger and runner I find to be very inspiring, Katie Edwards. She has a blog called Msfit Runner.
I have been following her for a few months now and find her ambition for running amazing as well as her speed and athletic ability. SO I was thrilled when she agreed to be interviewed.
Have a I mentioned I could talk about running all day long my friends!!!
SO without further ado, here she is Katie Edwards, Msfit Runner
5. How Many Races a Year do you Run and What's Your favorite Distance?
My favorite distance is probably the marathon. I have run 5 marathons, and 4 of them were in the past 10 months. Every time I run one I finish thinking, I will never so this again. Bu by the time I go to bed that night I am usually planning the next one. I love the challenge, I love the intense training, I love the distance, I love the feeling after. I also really love half marathons. They are still a great distance, very challenging and fast, bu the recovery isn't as rough and the training isn't as intense. I'm generally always in half marathon shape, so I can do them whenever, whereas a marathon takes more preparation and planning.
12. Please tell us what cross training you do to keep in such amazing shape.
I love the StairMaster,mainly because I have one at my house and it's so convenient but given a GREAT workout. I also love the stair climber at the gym and I will do the elliptical too. I'm a big fan of Jillian Micheal's 30 day shred and Jackie Warner's DVD. I love strength training and think it's really important for runners, especially the quad strength and core strength- but I like to keep it basic. I don't so Cross Fit or any other crazy workouts- keep it simple. I often grab the weights and workout in the driveway or the backyard while the kids are playing. I don't have time for complicated.
13. Do you plan on running races for the rest of your life?
I want to run for a LONG time:) I want to be the 60 year old winning age group or better, placing overall:)
14. If you ever had the chance to go pro would you take it?
I would absolutely take It. To do something that I love full time would be a dream.It may sound crazy, but to be able to train and run 100+ miles a week would Be amazing. I can barley fit in 55 miles a week right now, and could not fathom being able to this hobby as a living. So I just work with what I've got and love it.
15. What are your favorite things about running?
The adorable running skirts and sneakers. Okay that's an added bonus. I love the runner's high. I love the therapeutic aspect of it.I joke that I either see my therapist every week so I get my running in. But in all reality running keeps my sane. It balances me. It's me time. I can think, I can pray, I can be alone and come home refreshed and filled and ready to handle life. Being a stay at home mom to three little ones is no stop. I love it more that anything in the world, and I love that I can go out for a run and come back home truly be a better mom, not to mention the great example of health I am portraying for my children. They are every active and LOVE to run with me.
A H*U*G*E thank you to Katie for sharing her story and her adorable family with us today. Now get over there and check out her BLOG. It's a must follow!!!!!
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