Run Find Your Happy Pace

finding my happy pace in running and life

Say hello to “Running In Sanity”

on August 22, 2012

I got a this great idea from a fellow Sweat Pink Ambassador Mindy @Road Runner Girl.  Thanks Mindy.

I want to introduce you to blogs and bloggers I love!  So here we go with my first guest appearance…..

Say hello to my friend Cara at Running In Sanity.  Sounds familiar?  I thought she might, she is co-hosting “The Great Cupcake Race” with me.  She is the brains behind the operation, I am the Public Relations/Publicity Guru…well sort of.  She might say I am the crazy idea, keep you on your toes, not so silent partner, lol.  She is also a close friend and fellow military wife!!!

Name: Cara  “Running In Sanity”       

State: Virginia

When and why did you start running?  I started running a little over a year ago. I started because it was something I always wanted to try. I wanted to lose weight and set a better example for my children by being more active as well, so it worked together.

What is your favorite race and race distance?  Even though it seems so long when I’m starting out, I really do think that the half marathon is my favorite race distance. My favorite race so far would have to be the Disney Princess half marathon. That was a wonderful weekend with friends and I can’t wait to do it again!

What is your typical race day routine?  Pretty simple I get up and get dressed (I always lay my clothes out the night before to make sure I don’t forget anything). I will usually have some kind of protein bar while I am waiting for the race to start.
What is your absolute favorite piece of running gear? My iPod…tried to do a half without it and it wasn’t pretty! Other than that, I would have to say my spi belt. It’s amazing how much stuff you can pack into that thing!

Do you follow any diet or take any specific supplements that complement your running?  
Currently I am following weight watchers. I started with that back in January 2012 and by sticking to healthy meals that I cook at home (so I can control what goes in the recipe), I have had success with losing weight and feeling better overall for my running.

What do you wish you’d known when you first started running?  That the only thing I need to worry about is running my own race. I don’t need to try to keep up with anyone. It is about setting goals for myself and meeting those goals in my time by trying my best and putting in the time it takes to meet those goals.

What is your fondest running memory?  
Finishing the Disney Princess half would have to be my fondest memory so far. It was a PR at the time and my third half marathon. It was also the second half of my coast to coast challenge with runDisney, meaning I had successfully completed a half on each coast in the same year. It was such a great feeling to accomplish it and I got to share that experience with some wonderful women that was a definite plus!

What is one thing that most people do not know about you?  
Sorry, can’t come up with one…… :)***
***RFYHP can “Cara is a super woman…blogger, runner, mom to 4 AND owner of The Paisley Platypus on Etsy (super cute stuff for kids!)
And those are just some of her secrets!  Plus she has already completed 5 half marathons this year!!  Number 6 for 2012 is just a few weeks away.  You GO girl!  Check her out if you get the chance:
You can find “Running in Sanity” at 
Twitter:  @runinsanity

Would love to hear from you!