Thursday, September 15, 2011

Thumbs Up Thursday...Cindy

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) I began to have get back into shape. Once I hit 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.

Jodi:  What is your proudest running moment to date?
Cindy:  Starting Boston & Finishing Boston...having the medal draped around my neck after the finish.

Jodi:  What one item must you have with you on a training run?
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!!

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