Friday, April 26, 2013


It is Fitness Friday so what better than a running survey from Running Kellometers?!

1. Best Run- probably the Run for Boston in Charleston that I did.  It was really good to see runners unite after such a horrific tragedy.

2. Three words that describe my running: fun, communal, enjoyable.  I try to keep my running fun, even though waking up at 6:30 on a Saturday for a long run is not always fun at that moment.  One of my favorite parts of running is the sense of a running community.  Getting to know runners at races and other running events is one of the biggest motivators for me.  I also really try to keep it enjoyable because otherwise I wouldn't be able to stay consistent.

3. My go-to running outfit.  This is a hard one because I really don't have a "go-to" running outfit because the weather changes so quickly and strangely here.  Really, there is not a better way to describe our weather than strange.  I really like running in a pair of capris and a tank top (loose-fitting, not tight).

4. Quirky habit while running: I do my long runs in multiple short out-and-backs/ loops rather than one big loop/ out-and-back because I think it makes the run feel shorter, even though listening to this I would think it would make it feel longer.  It also eliminates the need for me to carry fuel.  I can just store it at my house!

5. Morning/ Mid-Day/ Evening?  It depends.  When it is light outside early, I will run in the morning, but now when it is light in the afternoon, I will run in the afternoon.  
6. I won't run outside when... there is a lighting/thunder storm.  It probably just isn't a good idea.
7. Worst injury- and how I got over it: thankfully, none yet.  Knock on wood.
8. I felt most like a badass runner when... I ran 9 miles in the rain.  I really did feel like a true runner at that point.  It was like an initiation.
9. Potential running goal for 2013: run a sub-2:00 half-marathon.  Whether at this race on Sunday or in December, I will crush it.  I was feeling pretty confident about it for this weekend until I got sick.  Hopefully I will feel better by Sunday.

10. Next race is... on Sunday!  The Diva's Half-Marathon in Myrtle Beach! I am super excited because I just love racing.  Big or small.  Long or short.  I love racing!


  1. LOVED this post!!! Good luck to you Sunday!! (tomorrow!) eek! You will do great! I'm rooting for you to get that sub-2!!! You will rock it! :)

    1. Thanks so much! I am feeling better today so I am really hoping the sub-2:00 is tomorrow!

  2. Love the post Madison! Good luck for your next half marathon! xx

    1. Thanks. I will be posting a recap soon.

  3. way to go for running in the rain..

  4. Fun post! Good luck with your half marathon...sub 2:00 is a great goal!