I've been waiting for a quiet moment to sit down and introduce myself...it's spring break so I think the quietest moment I'm going to get is...not that quiet:) I was ecstatic when I found this web site! My sister-in-law bumped into it and sent it on to me knowing what a loner I am as I train for the St. George marathon...or another if I don't "win the lottery" and get in. So I'm excited to find other Mom's to share in the journey. And I'm so excited to hear about Salt Lake! Good luck to you all!
First I'll explain a little about my silly name. I live in one of the windiest little cities in the USA! Seriously. The federal government just picked the hill I live in front of to experiment with the huge wind fans that generate electricity. They had to put the project on hold for a while because of extreme wind conditions. Hence the name. I really don't enjoy running in the wind and didn't want anyone to get the impression that I did:) But it does help with conditioning. If you can keep an 8 minute mile pace while running uphill and into 40 MPH winds...take the wind away and it feels like you're flying up the hill! So non-windy days are very exciting around here.
I'm also a Personal Trainer and teach a few Pilates courses at a local gym. I would totally recommend Pilates as a cross training/strength training regimen. It has made me so much stronger then weight lifting...and leaner. Who needs to bulk up with muscle when they're trying to run so far? It has also taught me how to really rely on my core when I get fatigued! I wish I could teach all you Marathon Mommies Pilates. It would be so much fun to teach runners!
I really am excited to get to know you all! I love love love running!
GOOD LUCK IN SALT LAKE. Maybe next year I can join you!