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my running favorites + ZOOMA Nashville!

Hello! I’m on a plane to New Orleans right now but am checking in with a fun survey! Jen from Jen Chooses Joy tagged me in this “running favorites” lineup. Here are my answers — let me know yours in the comments section!

1. Favorite running location?

It’d be way to difficult to pin down one specific spot! I think I can narrow my favorite locations down to two general types: trails and track. I love them both for different reasons. Trails because they’re beautiful and a complete escape:mountain_to_sea_trail_asheville_NC_IMG_4085and track because it’s one of the truest tests of fitness. 0326150657a2. Time of day?

No-brainer. Morning!! Nothing beats a good sunrise.DSC020993. Ideal weather?

50-55 and sunny. I know a lot of runners prefer overcast days, especially for racing. But I think that clear skies lift my spirits and make me speedier than grey ones. The weather during last year’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville race was perfect!20140426_084048
4. Fuel?

Before a run, I like to have toast and coffee. I’m actually eating that at this very moment as I type. My computer keyboard is full of crumbs._DSC0967During a long run, I’ll take Gu and water. Not picky about Gu flavors — they all taste pretty gross to me. Afterward, I’ll eat anything :) but especially love eggs!_DSC09795. Accessories?

Pretty standard: a Garmin, good shoes, and sunglasses. I used to be into running with music, but stopped and became a zen runner about two years ago. Oh, and I always run with my phone to take pictures for you guys!1213141019
6. Rewards?

Naps and shopping. Nothing like a post-run nap or post-run spending spree. These are my favorite things in the world.IMG_5447That was fun — thanks for the opportunity, Jen!

Speaking of opportunities, here’s an announcement: I’m a Zooma Nashville ambassador! This women’s race is coming to Nashville in early November and I can’t wait to run it. So excited that Nashville is a new location for this race series!

I actually did Zooma Annapolis a couple years ago and had a blast. IMG_0533You should come run Zooma Nash with me! Use the code Mary15 for a 10% registration discount. See you at the start line 😉

Have a great weekend!

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