My favorite distance is the 1500, probably because when I started running as a kid in gym class, I ran the mile, which is a similar length. I was really familiar with it and it just worked out that it ended up being my strongest event. (Side note: Bowman’s personal best in that distance is 4:05).
I’ve done some things that I’m really proud of through my high school, college, and professional career, and I think each time you do something, you’re just kind of looking for the next thing. So I don’t know if there’s one moment that I’m most proud of because I’m always pushing myself for that next moment.
Chapstick. Just the regular moisturizing Chapstick. I will kind of slightly panic if I do not have Chapstick in one of my track bags and it’s probably in every purse I own.
It depends on whether or not I am running all day. I am one of those girls that carries around the Clearasil Acne Fighting Cleansing Wipes for after workouts. If I’ve just come back after a night out, I’ll use a Clean & Clear Face Wash and an oil-free makeup remover. I also like the Clinique’s Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector. Being in the sun so much because I run outdoors causes my blemishes to scar more easily and leave a mark. I put on sunscreen as much as I can remember, but the Spot Corrector definitely helps a lot.
I have somewhat wavy hair so it’s not the easiest to deal with especially as a runner because I always have to do something to make it look halfway decent. Normally, I will just throw it up in a ponytail, but if I have plans to go somewhere, I’ll actually blow-dry it. When I style my hair, I use Pantene Pro-V’s Fine Hair protection. If I am not going anywhere and I’m just working out, I’ll take a shower and put some Pantene Pro-V Fine Hair Style Root Lifter Spray Gel in it to give it a little bit of lift.
Running In Makeup
If I’m just training, I don’t wear any makeup. When I’m competing, I’ll put on some foundation with SPF. My mom gets a good one for me, it’s Costco brand and I’ll wear that along with some Revlon CustomEyes Waterproof Mascara. If I’m going to play a sport, I might as well try to look okay while doing it. It’s not priority number one, obviously, but it is fun to be girly.
I actually don’t listen to music while I run. I’ve maybe have taken an iPod on a run with me twice in my entire running career. I feel like music distracts you from the fact that you’re running and I really don’t mind that I’m running. I enjoy it.
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