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!!