Written on October 20, 2011 at 4:36 pm , by Samantha Shelton
We can’t get enough of the celebrity gossip and sarcastic witticisms we find over at Skinny Runner on a daily basis, nor would we ever want to. This week’s favorite fit blogger is on a serious running mission: Completing the Savannah Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and then the ING New York City Marathon…the next day! Running two marathons in two days takes a lot of hard work and dedication, so read on to see how this California girl pushes to the limit.
On my fit life list: I’d like to do a few of the big international marathons, like London or Berlin. And win the lottery. And have a pony. But mostly I’d like to run some of the well-known races here and abroad.
I’m happiest when I’m: Winning big on Roulette in Vegas. And after a great long run. There’s something about starting the day off with a long run that makes the whole day better after that.
My biggest indulgence: A bottle of Prosecco, although depending on the day, it’s sometimes considered a necessity rather than an indulgence. Champagne’s a celebration drink and somehow I always find something to celebrate.
My fitness mantra: I came up with this very unique and unheard of saying: “Just Do It.” I think it’s going to be really big.
Actually, right before my first half-marathon in 2008, my little brother Matti texted me to “be strong,” so I repeat that the first 20 miles of a marathon. Then it changes to, “It’s gonna hurt, so suck it up!” for the last six. Nothing groundbreaking, but they seem to work. I haven’t died yet.
My “I Did It” moment: Last December I ran my twelfth marathon in 364 days. It was in Vegas, where I ran my first. I also set a PR, so it was kind of like coming full circle. I’m rarely completely satisfied and proud of my accomplishments, but on that day I was. And to cap off the magical race, I saw Brett Michaels in all his fake hair and Maybelline’d-up face. If life gets any better than that, I don’t think I could handle it.
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