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On occasion, I enjoy posting quotes from real women runners. Whether
barely a beginner, an experienced elite, or any level in between, all of us
gals are bound together by the common themes of our running experience. –
I love to run
because I CAN! Running makes me feel strong and young. It means
freedom and independence and good health. It is both a challenge and a reward. I can compete with myself when I run, or I can take it easy, and either way I feel
wonderful when I am done. When I was going through a terrible time in my
life, running was there for me. I have cried during many a run, but I have
smiled and laughed also. There are days when I just don’t want to go –
but then I do, and I always, always feel better.
My beau can always
find me during a race, even if there are thousands of other people. One
time I left him asleep in Brooklyn and went to Central Parkfor a 10k. At
about mile 3 I felt a tap on my shoulder and it was him! This has happened
more than once – we have good running karma together.
Nilda’s favorite running shoes:
Mizuno Wave Elixir
(for speed work and shorter races)
Mizuno Wave Inspire
(for longer runs and races)