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.
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?
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.)?