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Running with Soul: Meet Meg (#18)

How many years have you been running?
A little over a year

Little bit about yourself:
I'm really a Disney Princess....okay, maybe not really. But I love Disney and have grown up there, I never knew about their running events until 2012 when I followed the Princess Half results and knew I had to sign up. Prior to running my first half I had only ever run a 5k. I immediately became obsessed. It didn't start out that way though.

You couldn't have paid me to run before Ace. He was the reason I changed my lifestyle. I began running because my boyfriend and I adopted a dog together a lab/pit mix named Ace. I knew he needed to be exercised in order to have a healthy long life. We began walking and worked our way up to a jog and now we are the best running partners. He has changed my life. Not only am I a huge runner now but I'm a pitbull advocate as well. I was just recently accepted as a Pittie Express Messenger through which focus' on getting rid of housing and insurance discrimination of breeds. Family is family, no matter who they are. I also raise money for an amazing organization called Running for Rescues. I am a #sweatpink Ambassador, Bulu Box Ambassador, Girls Gone Sporty Ambassador, and a Hartford Track Club/Sonic Endirance Ambassador. I love meeting new people and getting out into the world.

Who or what inspires you to run?
Me. Everytime I accomplish something I never thought I could it inspires me to push harder to the next goal.

What is your running mantra?
'You got this' I end up saying that in my head during races quite often haha

What is your favorite running/fitness blog?
I really enjoy Karen's blog. I connect really well with her.

What has been your most memorable race?
For the experience and fun both runDisney weekends I have participated in (Princess Half 2013 and Wine and Dine 2013) but for accomplishment I'd have to say the ING Hartford Half Marathon, I signed up last minute aka 2 weeks before. I felt amazing the whole race, was loving the course, followed the right fueling pattern and PR'd by 10 minutes. It was surreal. And in my 'hometown'.

What is your dream race? (Besides Boston)
Marine Corps Marathon- one day!

What one piece of running gear can you not live without?
 Nike sport watch

If you could share any words of advice/encouragement to a new runner, what would it be?
It's all mental, as long as you can believe you can you will. The pain isn't that bad, you don't have that far to go. You can do it.

Follow Meg on her journey! 

Thank you Meg for sharing your story with us all!

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  1. how fun! i love all the inspirational ideas too! i've heard so many awesome reviews on the nike sport watch and i'm dying to get one of my own! someday... soon?!