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Blogger On The Run: Victoria Runs

We’re delighted to share this week’s Women’s Running magazine Blogger On The Run– Victoria from Victoria Runs! This busy newlywed recently finished her first full marathon and went on to coach a group of runners preparing for a 5K . Check out what she recently shared with us: Check…

We’re delighted to share this week’s Women’s Running magazine Blogger On The Run– Victoria from Victoria Runs! This busy newlywed recently finished her first full marathon and went on to coach a group of runners preparing for a 5K . Check out what she recently shared with us:

Check out Victoria- a newlywed runner!

WR: How would you describe yourself?

V:  I am a newlywed who is living life to the fullest, but still navigating ways to be healthier. We live in Savannah, Georgia; so we have an abundance of outdoor fun at our doorstep mixed with the eclectic downtown that late 20 (gulp- almost 30!) something’s like to partake in!

WR: How did you begin running?

V: I have always run a mile or two, maybe the occasional 5k. I worked out at the gym but my weight always fluctuated. After a failed marathon attempt four years ago, I decided to try again when Rock ‘n’ Roll came to Savannah. So I signed up with Fleet Feet’s training program and worked hard for 10 months (and yes, I did finish – Wahoo!). I have stuck with running and even am a coach with Fleet Feet and just coached my first group to their first 5k!

Love that mid-race smile!

WR: What keeps you running and training?

V:  I still have a few pounds that I want to lose and while that is a motivating factor – I just love to run. I love to sweat and to push myself. Training for races and adjusting my plan accordingly keeps me on my toes. I am working on adding more cross training into my routine. That is something I lacked while training for the Savannah Full Marathon.

WR: What do you hope your readers will get from reading your blog?

V:  I hope that my readers will see that I am just an everyday girl, while sometimes sassy, trying to be healthy while still enjoying all life has to offer.

A well earned marathon medal!

WR:  How do you reward yourself for accomplishing your training/running goals?

V:  I try to reward myself with my running gear or a pedicure after a large race. After the marathon, I rewarded myself with a massage. But I think it is important to focus on small rewards because if you are constantly training with no rewards, eventually I know it would become mundane and not fun.

Want to know more? Head on over to Victoria Runs to read more!

Victoria recommends rewarding yourself for accomplishing a running goal – how do you reward yourself?

50 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS – DAY 10

Today’s prize. . .

1 stay FOR TWO at Active at Altitude running camp

Win a three-night, four-day stay for two at Active at Altitude Running Camp in Estes Park, Colo. This package includes complimentary meals, daily training sessions and a visualization workshop, built to strengthen your stride as well as your spirit.  (Airfare not included). Worth $850, activeatalitiude.com

ENTRY NOW CLOSED

Yesterday’s winner. .

Congratulations to Stacy Alvey who won a Moving Comfort Running Outfit. Please email Jessica@womensrunning.com with your mailing address to claim your prize!