Friday, September 27, 2013

Runner of the Week (09-27-13)

Name: Christine Wong 

Twitter: @ChristineCre8s

How long have you been running? 
I went from ZERO running to training for my first Half Marathon in September 2011. It's been a couple years, but I still consider myself a beginner runner. 

What/who motivated you to start running? 
I decided to start running for a few reasons, but mainly because of the Inaugural 2012 Tinker Bell Half Marathon. It was in January and the inaugural race. I thought it was a great kickoff a new year and my 30th year of being alive.

What’s something that you can’t run without? 
My hat and Road ID

What is your favorite race you have ever done or place to run? 
I ran the San Diego Half Marathon earlier this year. It was the first time I was dedicating a race to someone. It was a beautiful course and I surpassed my goal, which was to break a 3:00 Half Marathon (hey, I'm slow, but I keep it moving). I was able to PR and ran my first sub-3 hour half marathon. The race was well organized, had awesome support. I would definitely run it again.

What is the best advice you would give a beginning runner? 
Don't put too much pressure on yourself. Run in the moment, unwind and de-stress, and enjoy yourself. Get lost in the run.

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