Today we are pleased to introduce a new weekly feature....
The Weekly Pace Setter.
What is the Weekly Pace Setter, you ask? Well, I'm glad you asked...
We have really enjoyed getting to know our fellow running bloggers and keeping up with you on your blogs. You make us laugh, you inspire us, you encourage us, you educate us and most importantly, you keep us from getting too bored at work. Because we think you're so great, we'd like to spotlight one of you in a special interview post every Friday! The lucky runner/blogger will be deemed the Weekly Pace Setter. Basically, it's all about YOU!
To kick off this fun new weekly feature, we've decided to start with... ourselves (Did you really expect anything different?) So, this week, enjoy getting to know April a little better...
Name Flash…ok, no one calls me flash, but they should. My real name is April- Abril if you speak Spanish, Avril if you’re French and Ape if you’re in the “in crowd.”
I run... To stay healthy and to keep my stress low and my sanity high!
I've been running for Nine Years
I'm currently training for Marine Corps Marathon 2008
Running Pet Peeve People who run 5ks wearing those running bikini briefs.
Favorite Place to Run Shelby Farms Park
Favorite Running Song/s "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" Daft Punk "Running Down a Dream" Tom Petty "Thunderstruck" AC/DC
Favorite race Country Music Marathon 2006
Short Term Running Goal Be ready for the Marine Corps Marathon.
Long Term Running Goal Run a race longer than 26.2 miles Run a trail marathon Run a marathon in all 50 states Run a marathon in a different country
Favorite cross-training activity Pilates
Favorite Inspirational Quotation “Run if you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must, but just keep moving forward” Dean Karnazes’s Dad “What does not kill me makes me stronger” Friedrich Nietzche “Anyone can run 20 miles. It's the next six that count.” - Barry Magee, marathon bronze in Rome, 1960
Proudest Running Moment Finishing my first 26.2!!!
Best running advice you've ever received The more you run, the more you can eat.
Favorite race fuel Espresso Love Gu and good ol' H20 Running Wish List A treadmill Want to Run in (or visit most) Spain or Italy
Magazines you subscribe to Runner’s World Lucky Southern Living Domino Cottage Living This Old House (My little sis sells magazines every year for their high school fund raiser and I always buy tons…I’m such a good sister!)
Your CD player is currently playing Death Cab for Cutie's latest.
Post Run guilty pleasure food Pizza
What is on your nightstand? My Bible The latest copy of Runner’s World Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers A picture of my mom and dad A picture of my brother, Logan An alarm clock that I don’t use (my husband works better) A lamp
Thanks April! And stay tuned for more information about how you can become the next pacesetter!