Got a question? Ask me anything!
#1. Do you run with a buddy/group?
No, I don’t. I have in the past but my schedule is pretty erratic and I can’t really commit to a regular day and time. Plus, running is my “me” time, my quiet time and I kinda like it that way. That said, if you know any 7:30/7:45 female runners in NYC, please let me know!
#2. How long have you been running?
Since I was 10, sooooo…20-something years. I’ve run every distance from the 400m dash to the 26.2 miles of 9 marathons (and +2 miles at one of those marathons finishing with Red!).
#3. Do you offer training programs/personal training for runners?
Sure do. Runners and everyone else! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
#4. Do you run every day?
Not outside of the Runner’s World Holiday Streak. I believe that balance is the key to a healthy body and running every single day is not a balanced fitness plan, in my humble opinion.
#5. Have you run the Boston Marathon?
No. I have plans to run it just as soon as I qualify…
#6. How did you become a lululemon athletica Ambassador?
We just kind of found each other and it was love at first sight.
#7. Are you married?
Yes. To JB. You’ll read about him occasionally. He’s the best.
#8. Do you really have Ulcerative Colitis (usually followed up with “you look healthy to me”)?
I do have UC. I was diagnosed in April 2010. I look healthy and usually am healthy, aside from flare-up season. My doctors is awesome and takes good care of me, but it’s a chronic auto-immune disease that I’ll always have and there’s only so much I can do about it. You can read more about UC and Crohn’s (both IBDs) here.
#9. How can I avoid getting injured now that I’ve started running?
Check out the “TAGS” on the right side of the blog page. Injuries, training, I’m a Newbie!, Exercises to Do This Week, cross training and the like will take you to the posts that address how to get started and stay healthy.
#10. Isn’t running bad for your knees?
No. (There is a longer answer to this and if you really want it, email me and I would be happy to provide it for you)
#11. What are your future races?
Nothing officially on the docket at the moment, though there is talk of a do-over at the Jersey Shore in May and heading to the Pacific Northwest in the Fall.
#12. How come you don’t use any of your family/friends’ names on your blog?
Pretty sure they want it that way, too.
#13. Do you make nutrition/diet plans for people?
It’s not my area. I like to share what’s worked for me, but I’m not licensed to dole out nutrition advice. If you’re looking for someone who is, please email me and I will be happy to send you names of amazing nutritionists/registered dietitians I know.
What else? Ask me anything!