Servus Edmonton Marathon Ambassador: Meet Christy!

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We have selected 10 enthusiastic runners to be the friendly faces of the 2018 Servus Edmonton Marathon! They’ll be sharing race updates and training tips to support and inspire our running community along the way. Learn more about them- meet Christy!

How many years have you been running?
This is my 7th year!

Why do you run?
It is my outlet and my stress management system, as well as a social activity. With running I can challenge myself to reach new goals and new personal bests, and since I’m more of an average runner, I compete solely against myself.

What is your favourite distance to run and why? 
Half marathon because recovery is quick and easy, and I can maintain my level of training and not have to spend hours every week training …. but it’s still longer than the time spent driving to the event lol.

How would you describe your running playlist? 
Top 40 usually! But I typically prefer to run with friends and chat rather than just listening to music and running alone!

What advice would you give someone who is training for a race for the first time? 
You CAN 100% finish your race. No matter what your time, the first race you run is going to be your personal best. Besides – as soon as you get up and start, you’re faster than everyone sitting at home on the couch <3

What other forms of fitness do you enjoy?
HIIT, volleyball, snowboarding

 

Why should people run the Servus Edmonton Marathon? 
Our city has some beautiful views and this is a great (mostly flat) course to attain a personal best! There is a distance for everyone and you get to stop traffic on Jasper Ave!

What is your favourite route to run in Edmonton?
I love all of the amazing river valley trails system, and am especially fond of those in the Whitemud Park area!

Where is the coolest place you have ever run? 
I’m going to say Los Angeles when I was there, because I ran by filming of some sort although I don’t know what it was for! Second would probably be the Vancouver area, it is absolutely beautiful there!

What’s your guilty pleasure? 
Binge watching netflix shows!

Follow Christy on instagram  @iAMfitnessyeg and facebook @IAMfitness!

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