“What do you eat?” and “Are you on a diet?” are questions I often get when non-running friends see my new training-for-a-marathon body.
Mind Over Miles
(As of early 2013,) Farin Montanez is a 25-year-old mom of two who started running — after a decade-long hiatus — in November. “Mind over miles” chronicles her training for the Santa Rosa Marathon. She can be reached at farin at maderatribune.net. Follow her on Instagram at mind_over_miles.
Longtime runners advise to “do nothing new” on race day.
I started writing this column in hopes of inspiring readers to get moving and get healthy.
Whatever you want to call it — jinxing myself, speaking too soon, or forgetting to knock on wood — I did it. I got hurt.
I finally did it — I ran my very first half marathon. And it wasn’t anything like I expected it to be.
“Joggers bounce up and down at stoplights. Runners just stand there looking pissed off,” says one of my now-favorite Facebook memes.
Months before I got bit by the Boston bug and decided to run a marathon, I resolved to start running again. The last time I called myself a runner, I was 16 and a junior in high school.