Today we get to meet Rose of Eat, Drink, and Be Meiri.
1. How did you get into running?
I had always thought runners looked cool, but never thought I could be one. My then-boyfriend (now husband) got me going to the gym with him, and once I started losing weight and getting fitter I thought “May I CAN run.” I did some research on the internet, found the Couch to 5k Program, and have been running ever since.
2. What is your favorite workout?
Circuit training for time. I work out with a personal trainer, and occasionally he’ll map out circuits for me, and tell he how fast his other clients finished them, so I have a time to race against. I’m so focused on being the fastest that I don’t have time to whine about working so hard. I always end up lying on the gym floor, drenched in sweat, and satisfied afterward.
3. If you had to give a beginner runner some advice, what would you give them?
You don’t have to sprint to be a runner. Don’t worry about how fast or slow you’re going. Go at a pace that you can maintain. Runners come in all speeds, so quit worrying about being slower than strangers you see on the street, or the dude on the treadmill next to you, and just focus on how you feel.
4. What is your favorite hobby besides working out, eating and blogging?
Gardening. I’m not good at it, but there’s something so satisfying about throwing on old, stained clothing and gardening gloves, and playing in the dirt for hours on end.
5. Why did you start blogging and what is your blogging goal?
I started blogging in December. I had been reading a few running blogs, and loved them. The people in my life were not as in love with running as I was, so it was nice to peek into the lives of people who loved running like I did. I realized that I wanted to talk about running all the time, too, so a blog was born.
My goal for blogging is to have an outlet for talking about my workouts and run and goals and woes, and have people to “talk” to who love running the same way I do.
Thank you so much Rose for participating! I love your advice to new runners. I completely agree. It takes so much effort to get your butt out there and running, no matter what distance or speed!
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