Thursday, July 7, 2011

Thumbs Up Thursday...Megan

This week's spotlight is on Megan of WatchMeGoRun (here).  Once you read her interview, head on over and check out her blog!!

Jodi:  How long have you been running?
Megan:  I've had an on again/off again relationship since high school. I ran track for 2 years, then gave it up. Started back up in college and did a 5k without really trying. It wasn't until this past summer I started to take it seriously and got into racing.

Jodi:  Why did you start running?
Megan:  Last year, when I decided to stick with it, I had just had my gall bladder removed a few months before. I felt sick all the time and exercising definitely helped. Plus, it also helped keep me sane(ish)!

Jodi:  How many years have you been racing?
Megan:  I did my first 5k about 4 years ago, but this is my first year of doing races continuously.

Jodi:  What is your favorite distance to race and why?
Megan:  I haven't done a ton of distances, but so far, I really love the 10k. I think I hold it closest to my heart because it was my first real accomplishment in running. Everyone I knew had done a 5k, a 10k felt like so much more!

Jodi:  What is your favorite race memory?
Megan:  Bay to Breakers - It was the 100th year so it was one big celebration and running in San Francisco was breath-taking. I absolutely want to do it again!

Jodi:  What is your least favorite race memory?
Megan:  Warning - TMI: feeling like I was going to poop my pants near the end of one 10k race - luckily I didn't, but clenching your butt muscles is NOT fun.

Jodi:  What is your proudest running moment to date?
Megan:  Placing in my age group once in a 5k and in two different 10ks.
Run Against Drugs 10K- 3rd place in age group
Run With the Cops, Not From Them 5K- 3rd in age group- Megan's first medal!!

Jodi:  What one item do you absolutely have to have with you on a training run?
Megan:  My garmin - it's my life support.

Jodi:  What is your favorite fuel during a race?
Megan:  I usually only do the water thus far - GU and I don't typically get along. I can handle chomps though.

Jodi:  What is your favorite post race snack?
Megan:  Froyo and slurpees!

Jodi:  Who do you admire most and why?
Megan:  Desiree Davila - Gotta support another Michigander, especially one that rocked it at Boston!

Jodi:  Do you have a favorite quote?
 Megan:  "That's the thing about running: your greatest runs are rarely measured by your racing success. They are moments in time when running allows you to see how wonderful your life is"- Kara Goucher.

Jodi:  Finish this statement, when I run I feel_________.
Megan:  Alive and exhilerated! (most days)

Jodi:  What is your current goal?
Megan:  Run strong on Hood to Coast Relay team (sponsored by Nuun) and to run a sub 2 hour half in October!
Megan's Hood to Coast application picture

Thanks again for the opportunity to give you a Thumbs Up Megan!  Best of luck achieving your current goals!

Keep running, you're simply the best, and Megan YOU inspire ME!!


  1. Great interview!!! I'm heading over to check her out!

  2. Yay! Nice to meet you, Megan! :)

  3. "Clenching butt muscles is not fun." Hahahahah! Love it!

  4. Yay! I <3 Megan!! So fun to see her featured on another site! Off to check out your posts Jodi :)