1. How would you describe your running 10 years ago?
Ten years ago I was between my junior & senior year of college, and the only running I did was to the liquor store. Also, once I participated in a contest with some friends to see how many days running we could drink excess (27).
2. What is your best and worst run/race experience?
Best: The Hippie Chick Half in May. I ran 13 miles, and I felt FAN-FUCKING-TASTIC at the end. It was even better to see my friend Kim waiting for me at the finish line. In fact, I felt so good that I actually smiled & high-fived a small child.
Worst: A few weeks before that, right before my week-long killer migraine, I was going on a 3 mile hill run at work, and I only managed about .25 miles before I started dry-heaving. I was, as yet, unaware of the creeping migraine, and just thought I sucked.
3. Why do you run?
There are very few things in this world that feel better AND make me look better. Plus – my legs are getting kinda awesome (although my feet? not so much).
4. What is the best or worst piece of advice you’ve been given about running?
Best: It doesn’t matter how slow you run up that hill – just keep running.
Worst: I can’t think of anything, really. If it was bad, I probably just ignored it & decided that the person was a crackpot. Much how I deal with everyone that sounds silly.
5. Tell us something surprising about yourself that not many people would know.
I hate, hate, hate being touched. I’m okay with some hugs (especially from architects), but if we don’t know each other well? I’d really rather you didn’t touch me. This makes getting a massage a much more stressful experience than massages should be. So, I don’t really get them. I’ve had 3. I enjoyed only one. The first was so bad I cried, the last was okay, the combination of the stress of being touched & the relaxation of being massaged kinda canceled each other out, so I left in the exact same shape in which I started.