Thursday, February 2, 2012

In the spotlight ...

This week it is my turn to be "in the spotlight" in the weekly newsletter from our wonderful 10-Miler Training Program coach, Mark Lorenzoni.  Definitely makes the whole experience more real--it's set in stone now that I'm a runner.  Interesting.

In the Spotlight


How many years have you been in the C10TP? 
This is my first year in the C10TP.  I have run the 4-Miler 4 times (last in 2008), but have never kept up the running--it was never part of my lifestyle.  I actually ENJOY it this time around! partly due to the group.  

What do you do when you're not running?  I am a staff attorney at a local title insurance company, wife to Tony (15.5 years), mother to 3 girls (13, 10 & 5).  Reading and crocheting fill the few minutes of spare time I manage to find.   

What's your favorite music? I have the most bizarre playlist EVER.  Lots of DISCO (gotta have that beat), Steppenwolf ("Born to be Wild" is a great foot-mover!), Tempations ("Get Ready"), some U2 and other miscellaneous rock tunes. Here's my craziest song:  "Born to be Alive" by Patrick Hernandez.  If I'm feeling sluggish, that one does the trick!  

What I would like people to know about me:   
 I grew up here in Hooville, went to UVa for undergrad, W & L for law school.  I definitely work to live, not the other way around--my family is my life!  By incorporating fitness as an integral part of my life, rather than as an option, I hope to instill this into my daughters so that they can be healthy, fit women who do not struggle as I have.   

The best running advice I could give would be:  FIND A GROUP!!  During the week I have to run on the treadmill due to time and safety constraints, but having a wonderful group of folks with whom to run on Saturday mornings during the C10TP has been amazing!  Many thanks to Trish, Janet, Maggie, Betsy, Robin, Lisa, et al. for doling out advice and keeping my spirits up on those hills!


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    1. Thanks, Jen! It is really nice of the C10TP folks to feature different program participants each week--we get to know each other a bit and connect on our Saturday long runs together!

  2. Yay!!! Keep going! I love your music selections!

    1. Thanks for the encouragement! Wow--didn't know anyone else's musical tastes could be as bizarre as mine! Hope things are going well for you!