Oh, the magic of th internetz. We met Lindsay during our search for ambassadors (yes, yes, it will come soon...!) We then saw Lindsay had already answered our "Runners Life" questions here on her cool running blog, (A Runnaround Life), so we asked if she would share them here too for all you lucky readers. And we love her pix of cookies. And laying on the ground not running.
Name & Location:
Lindsay Edwards, Tampa, FL
Describe what RUNNING is to you, in 5 words or less:
The biggest and best challenge.
How did you get started running and/or what inspired you to run?
I started running in high school: the 100 hurdles, 400 hurdles, and 4×4 relay if we were short a lady. Over the years, I added miles and evolved into a long distance lover.
Your favorite running moment? (anything -- achievement, event, people, race, place, etc.)
I have a few but my most recent was completing the Walt Disney World Marathon on January 10, 2016. It’s a day I will never forget because of what I went through to get there. We only get one first marathon and everything about the process to get there and the day itself was absolutely epic.
Who/what do you think you'd be like today if you did NOT run?
<< 20 minutes goes by >> I have no idea. Running is such an intense part of who I am that it’s tough to imagine where my life would be without it. If I had to guess I’d probably be biking a whole lot.
Why do you keep on running? and running and running...
The endorphins. The way it clears my head and fills my heart. The magical way it makes me feel like a better person in 60 minutes. The amazing community it has created around the world. Dave Willey once said that runners at start lines are just friends who have never met, and I think about that all the time. It’s amazing.
What is your favorite post run/race indulgence?
I don’t have one thing that I indulge in, but I like to have a little bit of everything. After the marathon I went HAM on chips and salsa, a turkey sandwich, a couple slices of pizza, some Dove dark chocolates (my weakness), and PB&J crackers.
Oddest, most unusual, weirdest running experience...
A bunch of years ago I was running in New Jersey (visiting my family’s lake house) and all of a sudden my neighbor’s dog came running full speed out of the house and ran right into my legs knocking me completely over. I was scared and amused all at once. I cry-laughed for awhile after that.
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