(Photo taken at mile 26 at the 2018 Marine Corps Marathon.)
There are a lot of new friends around here, reading my blog and following along my mother running journey on Instagram @sweat1xdaily. So I thought it was time to introduce myself and share some fun running facts. Enjoy!
‚ú®hello there, My name is Meghan!
‚ú® I live with my husband, two baby girls, and my miniature pincher. We are located right over the bridge from our Nation‚Äôs Capitol, Washington, DC. I was born and raised here.
‚ú®I‚Äôm a runner, who prefers roads over trails, and almost loves the training build up more than the race itself.
‚ú® My absolute favorite distance to run is the MARATHON! No matter how hard you train, anything could happen during 26.2 miles.
‚ú®I love the excitement and energy of a huge road race. There is something really special and magical about toeing the line with several thousand runners who traveled near and far to be there. Everyone at the start, with a different running goal, but the same passion for running.
‚ú®I run with two running groups, Oiselle Vol√©e and MRTT, but most days I‚Äôm running with my own little running squad, pushing my daughters in the double BOB running stroller.
‚ú®I‚Äôve been running for 10 years, and have completed 5 full marathons. Two of those marathons were completed when I was postpartum. The last marathon I ran was this October, while I was 7 months postpartum and still breastfeeding my littlest babe.
‚ú®I took a break from running when I was pregnant with my first daughter in 2015. It just didn‚Äôt feel good, and was no fun running that slow. I found other ways to stay active. I started running again at 12 weeks postpartum and ran the Marine Corps Marathon that October, with a new PR.
‚ú®During my second pregnancy I never stopped running. Because I loved running pushing my toddler in the stroller, most of my pregnant miles were stroller miles. I took 7-8 weeks off from running, after I gave birth, but then started running again, and ran the Marine Corps Marathon at 7 months postpartum.
‚ú®I‚Äôve had two c-sections.
‚ú®I love travel, and my bucket list marathons are Big Sur, New York City, Paris, Hawaii, and of course Boston. But running the World Marathons would be a pretty amazing experience and accomplishment… so a part of me wants to do that.
‚ú®My favorite running documentary is Spirit of the Marathon. I usually watch it as part of my marathon race ritual and it always inspires.
‚ú®I don‚Äôt have much of a desire to complete an Ultra, (but never say never…. The Marines are now including a 50K along side of the Marine Corps Marathon and 10K.) At this point though, I just want to run more marathons and run them faster. I have a huge goal to break 4 hours in the marathon, and eventually get fast enough to BQ. But the ultimate goal is to run a lifetime.
‚ú®I read a lot of running books, but my two favorites are Born to Run and Eat and Run. I‚Äôve read them a couple of times.
‚ú®My favorite running podcasts are Another Mother Runner or I‚Äôll Have Another.
‚ú®I recently became a certified running coach through RRCA, and can‚Äôt wait to start coaching.
‚ú®When I‚Äôm not mothering or running, I‚Äôm probably at the salon. I‚Äôm a hairstylist. Or… I‚Äôm knitting, you can‚Äôt keep me away from color, texture, and natural fibers.
‚ú®My guilty pleasure is an iced Soy Chai Tea latte and a beautiful hand dyed colorful skein of yarn.
‚ú®One day, I will own and live in a small beach cottage, on a hilltop, that overlooks the sea. But until then you can find me running all around DC, with views of the river that always sparkles, and the Monuments that leave me in awe every time I see them.
Now it’s your turn to share… what’s a fun fact about you?! I’d love to here it!