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FFFC Runners’ Series – Meet Julie


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FFFC: Please introduce yourself to our readers (i.e. your name, occupation, hobbies, etc.).

Julie, Management Analyst for the Social Security Administration. My main hobby is coaching college cheerleading. I spend most of my free time at practices, games and competitions. I also enjoy reading when I have a spare moment.

FFFC: When did you start running regularly?

Hmm…last Spring, I think?

FFFC: What inspired you to start running?

RAMONA!!! And the fact that I needed to get my butt into shape.

FFFC: What do you like most about running?

Running makes me feel so accomplished when I’m finished. I’m tired and sweaty, but I know I’ve just done something so good for my heart and body.

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FFFC: What do you consider the greatest challenge with this fitness routine?

Finding the time to maintain a consistent routine. That, combined with the fact that I hate running on a treadmill, really limits my running options.

FFFC: Where do you prefer to run?

Outside! Running on a treadmill is soooo boring.

FFFC: What is the furthest you have run?

5 miles

FFFC: Do you run with any special running groups or partners?

No…though I am trying to get my husband into running.

FFFC: What are your current running goals?

I want to start running races. I’m planning to run my first 5k in March and I would LOVE to work up to a half marathon. (We’ll see how the 5k goes first lol).

FFFC: What other training do you do besides running?

Mostly classes offered at my gym (Body Step, Cycling, Pilates, Body Pump and occasionally Tae Bo).

FFFC: What has been your biggest accomplishment to date?

Losing almost 15 pounds!

FFFC: What is next for you?

One of my New Year’s resolutions is to get more consistent and begin running races. I’ve already got 5k distance running on my own, so I want to test that out in a race. Once I’ve got that under my belt, I plan to start working on a 10k training program.

FFFC: How can readers learn more about your running journey? (i.e. Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, etc.)?

Umm…facebook?

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