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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:
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!
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.
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!