I am a runner. I started running when I was 9 years old with my mom. She was training for a 5 mile race.
What is your favorite race distance and why?
My favorite distance is probably the half marathon. I say this just after a year of non-stop training for marathons. Half marathons sound great right now! I love half marathons for a ton of reasons. I love a good long weekend run, so I'm always within reach of the distance. Also, it is long enough so you don't have to run it in a full sprint. One of the best reasons to run half's is because you aren't totally exhausted after the race or during the training. Yep, half marathons are great!
How long have you been running?
Since I was 9.
What advice would you give to someone who has never won a race?
I would give them a little warning that they will love the energy at the race. They will be hooked. Running is an amazing sport. It has so much to offer. When you are running your first race make sure not to put too much pressure on yourself and enjoy the race. The more I run the more I learn it is all about the journey.
What is your favorite race memory?
Last year I qualified for the Boston Marathon after a really difficult two weeks. I had an emergency appendectomy 13 days before my qualifying race. If that wasn't bad enough my youngest daughter was hospitalized the day I returned home from the hospital.
My hubby was also attempting to qualify for Boston and my mom flew out to run the half. Needless to say, as I came down to the finishing line knowing I qualified after the hardest race of my life to find that my hubby had... I've never felt anything like it.
What are you most thankful for this Holiday Season?
My family, friends and health. I am beyond thankful for my hubby and girls.
'Yes I can' - Team Hoyt mantra - pretty much sums it up :)
What is your favorite Holiday Movie?
To all my GGSA sisters, Merry Christmas!
Wishing you a Happy & Healthy Holiday!