Friday, December 7, 2012

A Sporty Little Christmas - Natalie

For our third Girls Gone Sporty Ambassador (GGSA) spotlight, I'd like to introduce Natalie! Natalie blogs over at Is there anything more inspirational than running moms? I know how tough it is to stick to a running plan without kids. ... So, to all you running moms, Rock on!
What is your favorite sport? 
My favorite sport is running. I love to run and get super cranky when I cannot.When I was diagnosed with a stress fracture, I thought my whole world would end.

What is your favorite race distance, and why?
My favorite race distance is currently the half-marathon. 13.1 miles is totally doable and you can easily set PR goals without people thinking you are completely crazy.

How long have you been running?
2 Years

What advice would you give to readers who have never run a race?
Train smart and listen to your body! Know the difference between injury pain.

What is your favorite race memory? 
My favorite race memory so far is when I ran the Historic Half. I was near the finish line and my husband and kids were along the side cheering me on. I was able to high-five them and that is what kept me going.

What are you most thankful for this Holiday Season?
I am most thankful for my family and their health. Without them I wouldn't be the person I am today.

Inspirational Quote:
"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift." - Pre

Favorite Holiday Movie?
A Christmas Story

Twitter: @NattieRuns
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