Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A Sporty Little Christmas - Amalia

Today's Sporty Girl is Amalia. I met Amalia in Twitter this year and have really enjoyed reading her blog. Sooo, this is kinda funny. ... I'm sitting in Starbucks typing up this post and Amalia is a Barista for Starbucks! haha (Okay, maybe i'm the only one who thinks that's funny). 

*awkward silence*

Amalia blogs over at http://livetraveleatandrun.com, she's a lot of fun to follow. - so DEFINITELY go check out her blog!

What is your favorite sport?
I don't know if I really have an answer to this! I love horseback riding, but I haven't been able to do it much since my really bad fall. Running is an obvious answer, but I also enjoy swimming! I love to watch hockey and football, but being uncoordinated means that I always mess up when playing it.
I really just enjoy having fun outdoors, and being sporty in general!

What is your favorite race distance and why?
The 5km is my favorite distance so far, but as a disclaimer, it's the only distance I've run! I will most likely be fast-walking my half marathon in January, since I've been sick and injured and haven't been able to train properly. Ask me again this time next year and I may have a different answer, as I hope to run 5km, 8km, 10km and a half marathon by that time!

How long have you been running?

What advice would you give to someone who has never run a race before?
If you want to, just do it. I hate to quote the Nike slogan but its true. You can easily walk a 5km race in your community! The sense of friendship and fun local races provide is a huge boost to training.

Don't be intimidated by the people who move faster than you. The more you run the more you realize its really just a race against yourself every time. Eat a bagel and head out the door!

What is your favorite race memory?
Having Manfriend (my boyfriend, for those of you who aren't readers of my blog) and my Mom at the finish line. I have this dream of having my whole family with me one day when I race, especially my Dad. It was fantastic to have them there to take my picture as I PR'ed. The looks on their faces were amazing! Especially when my Mom went "YOU BEAT YOUR TIME" and I went, "I KNOW!!!" And hugs and stuff. I'm one lucky girl. 
What is your favorite Holiday Movie?
A Charlie Brown Christmas

What are you most thankful for this Holiday Season?
2011 was a sucky year. I'm thankful that I was able to get it together and turn it around. I love myself, my life in Vancouver, Manfriend and my family. I enjoy both my jobs, and I'm very lucky to be where I am.

So I'm thankful I took the time to really discover more about me. I'm thankful I took a risk and moved to Vancouver because it has made a huge difference in my life. And I'm thankful for my incredibly supportive friends, family, and for Manfriend.

Thanks for the question Erin, because I really realized how much I have to be thankful for this year! <-- span="span" welcome="welcome" your="your">

Inspirational Quote:
"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."
- Michael Jordan

"Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it turned into a butterfly"

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