This week's spotlight is on Cindy. Once you finish reading her interview head on over to dailymile and check out her training (here).
Jodi: How long have you been running?
Cindy: 27 years
Jodi: Why did you start running?
Cindy: At first to stay fit (very casual)...as I began to have babies...to get back into shape. Once I hit 40...to complete a marathon.
Jodi: How many years have you been racing?
Cindy: Only about 8
Jodi: What is your favorite distance to race & why?
Cindy: Half Marathon is the easiest for me because it’s manageable to train with little injury. I love the marathon though for the “mental” challenge.
Jodi: What is your favorite race memory?
Cindy: End of Columbus Marathon – just crossed finish line & a friend called me on my cell to tell me I’d qualified for Boston.
Jodi: What is your least favorite race memory?
Cindy: Steamtown Marathon....completely bonked after mile 19...brutal to finish...completely dehydrated & felt horrible at the end.
Cindy: Starting Boston & Finishing Boston...having the medal draped around my neck after the finish.
Cindy: My Garmin
Jodi: What is your favorite fuel during a race?
Cindy: gatorade & gu
Jodi: What is your favorite post race snack?
Cindy: banana & chocolate milk
Jodi: Do you have a favorite quote?
Cindy: “It’s not about winning, it’s about finishing.”
Jodi: Finish this statement: When I run I feel ___________.
Cindy: exhilarated (when it’s a good run).
Jodi: Who do you admire most and why?
Cindy: Ryan Hall...besides being a phenomenal runner, he has deep faith & that’s what guides him.
Jodi: What is your current goal?
Cindy: To run New York City Marathon healthy & strong.
Thanks again for the opportunity to give you a Thumbs Up Cindy!
Best of luck at the New York City Marathon!
Keep running, you're simply the best, and Cindy YOU inspire ME!!