April from Run the Great Wide Somewhere, Erika from MCM Mama Runs, and Patty from No-Guilt Life. This week's topic is Running Inspirations.
Work is busy this week as Move In this week and there are a lot of orientation sessions and trainings so this will be quick!
2 of the runners I look up most to are Meb and Deena and they don't need much introduction! They both are on top of their game in their early 40s.
Deena originally inspired me one day to run the marathon as I watched her win an Olympic medal in 2004 in Athens. And I also remember Meb winning as well! I promised myself one day I would run a marathon.
Watching Meb win Boston was amazing and so freaking inspiring. He ran the race of his life (seriously-it's his marathon PR!) at a time it mattered most. He won them in Skeechers, which I bought and are the shoes I race in!
Earlier this year, I read Meb's book and I throughly enjoyed it-it reminded me that I am on the right track and need to focus on quality workouts over quantity and making sure to do core work and stretching to prevent injuries. Slow runs are just as important as the fast runs and it is always important to shake it up.
I actually met Deena at the LA Marathon last year, my first marathon. I told her how she inspired me and she was so gracious. She signed a poster that I keep in my new basket where I keep my roller so I can look at it every day.
How about you? Who do you look up to?