Featured Runner - Gloria Jones
When/Why did you start Running? Super Dave started my running journey. After severalinvites to run with him I finally took him up on it. I have been running ever sense.Miles last week: About 20
Favorite Distance? 13.1 It‟s challenging, but not exhausting.
Your first Race: Lewis and Clark half marathon 2009Your last Race: Alton River Road Run 2010Favorite Race? Lewis and Clark half marathon 2010.Your mantra is: Finish StrongFavorite food before a race or long run? I usually try to eat light. I enjoy a granola barright before a workout.
Favorite Gadget? I just got my Garmin 305. I‟m not suppose to have it until Christmas
though. However, I have already tried it and love it!!!
Something “strange” you always need on a run?
Body Glide. No matter the distance Ihave to have it or I fear chaffing.Amount of races you've done in your life? TwelveAmount of races you've done this year? NineWhen I can't run, I... am usually doing some other form of exercise. Power Pump, TurboKick, PiYo. You guys shouldcheck out some of these classes as a great way to cross train :)
Music or no Music? If yes, favorite music: I enjoy music if I‟m running alone. If I have someone to run with I don‟t need
music. Most of the time I listen to music that I use in my classes. It‟s a good time for me to review old routines or learn
new ones. I have even choreographed some routines during my runs.
Favorite book? The Bible. The only book I‟ll read over and over.
Favorite Movie? I love “The Phantom of the Opera”. I have only seen the movie. One day I will make it to the Fox to see
Favorite Runner? I can‟t really say that I have a favorite runner. I love being part of a group that is encouraging to somany people in all fitness levels. If it wasn‟t for the diversity in this group I would have never started to run. It is gr
to have experienced runners as well as beginners. The Red9Runners perfectly fits the “for ALL” mentality that is a partof the YMCA‟s mission.
Favorite brand of apparel? I like whatever feels comfortable.Favorite brand of shoes? AsicsHow many pairs of running shoes do you have? One to run in and I have 3 retired pairs that I use while I cross train.Fuel on long run or race is: Sports Beans.
Last/current injury: I haven‟t had any real injuries. I have some minor aches and pains in my knees and ankles from time
to time. New shoes usually fix that.PR you're most proud of: Lewis and Clark half marathon 2010. 2:01:37Next Challenge ahead: GO! St. Louis MarathonA Goal further ahead you'd like to get to someday: After doing the sprint tri in Woodriver I have thought about a half
ironman. However, I would need a new bike and I‟m not sure if that is going to happen any time soon.
Why do you run? I run because it‟s something I can challenge myself in. You can always compete against your best time.
I run because it gives me some time to myself. With four kids getting out for an hour or two is nice.