Please welcome our Runner of the Week – Kat Peterson from up north in Toronto, Canada. Kat prides herself as a Digital and eComm junky, runner, triathlete and lover of decadent eats. Check out her story below and show this runner some love!
So what got you interested in running?
I really wanted to finish a half-marathon.
Is there anything that sets you apart from other runners?
Neon gear and hash tags along the way?
What keeps you motivated?
I need to set race goals or I will hang up my shoes.
Do you have a favorite race length?
If you could run with anyone (living/dead), who would it be?
I would LOVE it if my mum took up running.
What is your all-time favorite race? Why?
I ran the Toronto Half with my since passed step-father, it was my first long race and he let me leave him for the last 5km to make a pace goal.
Do you have a favorite pre-race food?
Coffee and anxiety (is anxiety a food, it seems to turn to adrenaline?)
Beer and burger!
What piece of running gear could you not possibly live without?
Nike running app.
What do you tell yourself when you are struggling?
I don’t tell myself anything, I let the music do the talking, but when I’m ready to slow down I scramble for the next pick-me-up song.
Do you have any current goals? Races?
I would love to complete an Olympic Triathlon this summer in Ontario and a half marathon in the Bahamas or Florida this winter.
What advice would you give to someone who’s new to running?
Get over the hump, it only hurts till it doesn’t.
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