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Life’s Run

20 Feb

Name: Regina
Blog address: http://www.lifes-run.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lifesrun
Twitter: @rfaura

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What’s your primary workout?
Running is my primary workout.

How long have you been working out? I started running about 2 1/2 years ago.

How often do you work out? I run about 5 days a week and cross train 1-2 days.

What’s your favorite outfit to Sweat Pink in? I wear all Oiselle Running apparel!

What’s your favorite healthy snack and meal? I love fruit for snack and broiled salmon with roasted asparagus.

If you could have one cheat day where nothing counted against you, what would you eat and do? I would eat McDonald’s Fries!

What is your biggest motivation to staying fit? My boys motivate me to stay fit so I can be around for a very long time with them. I also love when they want to join me running or working out.

Any advice for the beginners out there? Don’t give up. It is going to take work and dedication. You will definitely see results if you are committed.

What’s your favorite thing about blogging? My favorite thing about blogging are the other bloggers I have connected with. Everyone has been so awesome!

How do you hope to inspire people? I would love for others to read my blog and see that hard work really does pay off. I hope they can see if I can live this healthy lifestyle without some crazy diets or pills or surgery, that they can do it too!

Engaged and Running

18 Feb

Name: Jaci 
Blog address: www.engagedandrunning.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/engagedandrunning
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Engaged_Running

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What’s your primary workout? Crossfit is my constant but I train for various runs throughout the year too =)

How long have you been working out? Oh gosh! Forever… really started in high school freshman year when I was training for varsity soccer

How often do you work out? 4-5 times a week **fingers crossed for that, sometimes weather gets in the way of my runs**

What’s your favorite outfit to Sweat Pink in? I love love love my lululemon pants. They are so comfy and they don’t fall off at all like a lot of another workout capris/pants do. So to run I am usually in lulu pants and just a t-shirt and/or jacket depending on the weather. To Crossfit I am usually in an old baggy t-shirt and soccer shorts- I don’t even try to look cute then!

What’s your favorite healthy snack and meal? Snack- I love carrots. I actually love to juice carrots and apples together as a healthy snack… I throw in some spinach in there as well! For a meal- one of my favorite meals is mini-turkey meatloaves. We make meatloaf with lean ground turkey, panko bread crumbs, and anything else you have in your fridge and want to put in meatloaf and then we cook them in a muffin tin. Easy and delicious!

If you could have one cheat day where nothing counted against you, what would you eat and do? Oh my! What wouldn’t I eat. I love love candy! So I would eat bags of Sour Patch Kids topped off with Oreos and crunchy Cheetos! Is that too much? =)

What is your biggest motivation to staying fit? I feel better about myself when I feel fit. Sure, it helps to look good for others but at the end of the day I want to be able to look in the mirror and say “yes I work hard but I feel good about my body and where I am at”. Attitude is really the most important part to me- if I feel good people around me feel good. <br />Any advice for the beginners out there? Find your inner inspiration. I think too often we start working out because we think it’s the “healthy” thing to do and sure that is true BUT what is really important is working out for you. I think each person should figure out what motivates them and what they enjoy. Don’t run if you don’t love it ya know? Maybe you love organized sports so join a soccer or volleyball team. Maybe you are really in to weight lifting so join a Crossfit gym. There are so many ways to have FUN while being HEALTHY and I would tell a beginning to just start at the beginning and figure out what they love to do and find a way to make it happen. Make the time, make the commitment, and make it happen!
9. What’s your favorite thing about blogging? I love sharing my life with others and not in that “everything is always perfect” kind of way. I like being real and talking about issues that really resonate with me- like body image and that “hard stuff” that people just don’t like to talk about but always appreciate that they are not the only ones going through a hard time. Blogging for me is a way to share my passions… writing, working out, and living life, with others who have similar or completely different views on life. It’s a wonderful way to connect with yourself and others and I just love doing it!

How do you hope to inspire people? I hope to show people that being a size 0 is not always possible and that healthy happy women can be strong. I hope to encourage people to accept who they are and work toward being a better “them” and not someone else they want to be. Mostly I just hope to help 1 person in life feel better about themselves and to really bring awareness that we all have issues whether we are a size 0 or a size 20 and that we should all love each other for who we are. Women need to stop beating themselves up about the number on the scale and what they think other people see. At the end of the day it’s what they think about themselves that is most important… and most inspiring to me!

MSP Run

11 Feb

Name: Ali
Blog address: http://www.msprun.com
Facebook: facebook.com/msprun                                                        Twitter: @am588
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What’s your primary workout? My primary workout is running – I’m
currently training for a marathon, so dedicate 6 days a week to running.
1 day a week I will add on weights/cross-training

How long have you been working out? I have been working out weekly
for 2 years, but am now focusing on my running

How often do you work out? 6 days a week

What’s your favorite outfit to Sweat Pink in? My pink shoelaces! I
can wear them with every workout

What’s your favorite healthy snack and meal? I absolutely love
honey crisp apples, but sadly they’re only out for a few months 😦 My
favorite meal would be Emilybites.com’s Pepperoni Pizza – so good and
low cal!

If you could have one cheat day where nothing counted against you what would you eat and do? I would eat pizza all day long. My 2 favorite pizzas are a pepperoni and goat cheese pizza, and a sausage and apple pizza – delicious!

What is your biggest motivation to staying fit? My marathon goal.

Any advice for the beginners out there? Start small. Set realistic
goals, and give yourself time to train.

What’s your favorite thing about blogging? I love meeting new
people! Through blogging, I’ve met some great friends and supporters

How do you hope to inspire people? I inspire people by motivating
them. I really like connecting with first-time runners on twitter, and
helping them with their training.

Barking Mad About Running

6 Feb

Blog                                                                                                 Facebook                                                                                             Twitter                                                                                                           barking What’s your primary workout? Running! I just ran the Disney Marathon, in January!

How long have you been working out? I have been working out off and on for 20 years, but I just started running last August

How often do you work out? I run 3 days a week, and try to fit in strength 2 days a week, although that doesn’t always happen! i just started P90X so I hope that helps!

What’s your favorite outfit to Sweat Pink in? I LOVE running skirts, altho it is getting too cold for that! I also love running in race tees from past races that I have run. Alot of races give out tech shirts now.

What’s your favorite healthy snack and meal? Apples and peanut butter is a new fave, and I LOVE making homemade chili with ground turkey. Everybody eats it, and it is a great meal if you add some salad on the side for your veggie.

If you could have one cheat day where nothing counted against you, what would you eat and do? Cake cake cake, did I mention cake?

What is your biggest motivation to staying fit? The example I set for my kids! They see me losing weight (over 30 lbs in the last year) and they barking1 come to some of my races, and they are in awe. Not an easy things to do when you have teenagers!

Any advice for the beginners out there? Take it slow to avoid injury, READ about whatever new thing you are trying, and be patient. You didn’t get overweight and out of shape over night, so you cannot fix it overnight either. Find a support group and lean on them!

What’s your favorite thing about blogging? I love reaching out to people and giving them inspiration, showing them that it isn’t always easy, and that it can be fun! It is also a great outlet for me, and helps to keep me accountable!

How do you hope to inspire people? I started running at the age of 38, finished 4 Half Marathons at the age of 39, and will complete my first Full Marathon just shy of my 40th birthday. *anyone* can do this! The wonderful thing about racing is that the only person you need to beat is yourself. I love it when my friends tell me that they have started running because they saw me doing it. I hope that I can continue to inspire women my age to finally get active!

 

**On a side note: I will be running Kim’s Virtual half-marathon this month. This is a virtual half-marathon for Breast Cancer. Her details on Facebook:

Run, walk, bike, or crawl a Half Marathon during the month of February! You can do it all at once, or in stages!
For $20, you can run your race wherever and whenever you want, and I will mail you a medal! You will also be eligible to win prizes! I will add one prize for every 10 people to register. My last race for Komen had 100 racers, let’s knock that number out of the water! $15 per racer will be donated to Susan G Komen! The official date of the race will be February 16, one month before I run the Rock n Roll USA Half Marathon, on behalf of Susan G Komen’s Marathon for the Cure program, but you can run any time in February. 100 racers =$1500, let’s do this!
Payment can be made via paypal using kimmiepcft@hotmail.com (use the choice: goods, so that I can mail to you via paypal/usps) or you can send me a check. PM me for my address.

Sounds pretty awesome right? I’m running the half on Februrary 23rd. You?

Piper’s Run

4 Feb

Name: Anna Sherwood  Blog name: Piper’s Run
Blog address: http://pipersrun.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PipersRun
Twitter: http://twitter.com/PipersRun

PIPER
What’s your primary workout? Running.

How long have you been working out? I’ve been active since I was a wee little one; downhill skiing at 3 years old, soccer at 5. I started to work out more as a teenager and into my adulthood. Competitive sports ended around age 20, so roughly 12 years I have been working out.

How often do you work out? I am for 3 – 5 days a week on top of working full time, having a toddler and now baby #2 on the way.

What’s your favorite outfit to Sweat Pink in? Anything that allows me to move well. MEC running pants in the winter with a wicking long sleeved shirt and Running Room jacket.

What’s your favorite healthy snack and meal? I’m a big fan of Coconut Greek yogurt with blueberries or Soy chocolate milk.

If you could have one cheat day where nothing counted against you, what would you eat and do? Nacho’s and potato skins!

What is your biggest motivation to staying fit? My family is my biggest motivator. I want to be healthy for my 2 year old daughter, my husband and baby #2 on the way. Being a positive role model for my children is extremely important to me and helps me stay motivated.

Any advice for the beginners out there? One step at at time. Start moving a little more each day and less sitting. Set simple goals for yourself each week and schedule them at various times throughout the week to match your changing schedule. 

What’s your favorite thing about blogging? Meeting other bloggers and being accountable to my followers. If I talk the talk, I must walk the walk or else I feel like I am failing the focus of my blog.

How do you hope to inspire people? I hope by sharing my story, my life and my goals on my blog may encourage someone else to get moving just a little more and more each day. Life has many challenges but you can work around them, make your health the focus and attend your goal in the end.

Plans for 2013

8 Jan

I know. I’m a week late. And you know what? I have officially lost my mind.

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Yes, I have committed to running 13 half marathons for the year. Yep. Most of them will be virtual of course and on the treadmill. The treadmill is my best friend.
I figured since I have these big plans, I should spruce up my workout room. It had a nasty country western border that was just begging to be ripped off. Took me 4.5 hours, but I did it.

Before:

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After:

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Oh, and my best friend:

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I will be starting a running journal and a workout journal. I plan on lifting on off running days so by journaling I can keep track of what I do. I also plan on plugging in my Bodybugg for 30 days to get a “feel” where I am at. Make sense?

It’s not going to be easy, but I love challenging myself. I am so excited. I have 7 races in mind so far. Once they’re scheduled, I will share my calendar with you.

Have you set goals for the new year? Are you challenging yourself enough to get there?

Run With Kate

5 Dec

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Name: Kate
Blog address: http://www.runwithkate.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/runwithkate
Twitter: @RunwithKate (https://twitter.com/RunwithKate)

What’s your primary workout?
I’m a runner, so runs of 7km+ are my staple. I also incorporate strength training and cross-training (cycling and the elliptical).

How long have you been working out?
I’ve been working out since 2008, but my running adventures began in 2011.

How often do you work out?
I workout 6 times each week. It would be 7, but I’m told I need a rest day!

What’s your favorite outfit to Sweat Pink in?
I sweat pink in my pink laces – always. My favorite outfits come from Lorna Jane, and are usually leggings, a tight-fitting crop, and a tank.

What’s your favorite healthy snack and meal?
I love vegetables – so my favorite meal is a stack of vegetables with garlic, coriander, cumin and pepper, with chicken or tofu. For my healthy snack, I hit the Chobani 0% – hard (3 liters a week hard!). I mix it up with oats, peanut butter and berries. Let’s be honest though, I definitely have my fair share of chocolate snacks too.

If you could have one cheat day where nothing counted against you, what would you eat and do?                                                                                                                      I honestly think I would eat and act similarly – food makes me happy, and I try to ensure I don’t feel deprived. I notice I feel better when I eat well and exercise, and I like that. A lot. Ok, maybe I’m just a control freak. …I might add some more ice-cream in!

What is your biggest motivation to staying fit?
Goals keep me going. Right now, I want to work on my 10km, and most recently, I was training for a marathon. The desire to achieve pushes me through.

Any advice for the beginners out there?
Go slow! There is no need to rush, and all movement is good movement. Running in particular can kick you from behind – so respect it, slow down, and measure improvements in small chunks – can you run to the next tree today? Did you stay out for an extra 5 minutes?

What’s your favorite thing about blogging?
The community! I have met so many incredible, intelligent, and funny people. Blogging and meeting bloggers always make me smile.

How do you hope to inspire people?
I don’t think about inspiring people so much as letting them know that we are all pretty similar and klutzy at heart. I tell my readers about the good and the ugly, I let them know when I eat terrible food, when I feel down, and when I end up in tears after falling off a bike. If you know that I still stuff up ALL the time, but manage to meet my goals, then hopefully that makes you feel a bit better about being human!

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