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A Sporty Little Christmas - Meet Darlena

Good Morning, 

Are you enjoying a warm peppermint flavored beverage? I'm pretty sure peppermint is my favorite holiday flavor. I don't really get into the whole Pumpkin craze during October and November. ... I hold out for Peppermint. Maybe because nothing is more yummy than chocolate and mint? ... Anyway! I digress. 

For my first spotlight, I'd like to introduce Darlena!
What is your favorite sport?

If you are a runner, what is your favorite race distance (and why)?
I love the feeling of finishing a half marathon, but a 10K is a nice distance to always keep up with throughout the year, it makes half marathon training much easier. 

How long have you been running? 
4 years

What advice would you give to readers who have never run a race? 
For almost everyone running a race distance is not going to happen overnight. Training, a good attitude and knowing you are doing YOUR personal best are key. Celebrate every small victory. It's not about winning. It's about getting out there and finding your happy pace. It's you against you, your race and your pace. 

What is your favorite race memory?
Finishing my first half marathon is one of my best memories. If you had told me I would ever run a half marathon a few years ago, I would NEVER have believed you. I walked around for about a week saying "I just ran 13.1 Miles!"

What are you most thankful for this Holiday Season? 
I am thankful to God for my family and that He has kept my husband safe during all his deployments with the Navy. 

Inspirational Quote
"The Miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start"

Favorite Holiday Movie
Christmas Story

Twitter: @runfyhp
Instagram: Findyourhappypace

Dee, thank you for sharing with us! Wishing you and your family a blessed Christmas.

Question: What are you most thankful for this Holiday Season?

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