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!!

4 comments:

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

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

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

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

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