Take it from Danielle and “take it one run at a time.”
Danielle has been running with Momentum (literally and figuratively) since 2014. She trained extensively with our Dietitian, Gina, while Gina prepped for Ironman WI, ran with me (Nicole) during the Lakefront Marathon training, and pushes her own physical limits running, swimming, and biking. Danielle has put competitive racing on hold to focus on finding the balance between being goal oriented and competitive vs. loving the sport.
Danielle’s goals as we approach the 2017 New Year is to maintain the ability to run a 10 mile long run on a weekly/bi-weekly basis in addition to her normal weekly mileage. The biggest goal she wants to work on is to STRETCH, prevent recurring injuries, and maintain her currently health legs.
Danielle struggles with starting out too fast during a long run, workout, and sometimes during racing. “It just feels so good to go faster sometimes! I know it’s what I need to do to stay injury free during training and a race.” Danielle also says she is really working on “finding a balance. I indulge here and there, but I know that eating lean meats, veggies, and fruits always makes me a better runners and stronger as a runner/athlete.”
When I asked Danielle what motivates her, her answer was simple. “Overall health, the feeling I get when I finish a run, the running community (running with friends). It’s a no-brainer. Just remember to take it one run at a time. Remember that it is simple- one foot in front of the other. And most importantly, be thankful for what your body allows you to do.”
Thanks Danielle and keep up the amazing work!!
Written by Coach Nicole Gainacopulos