Comment of the Week – 5.2.14

Comment of the WeekWell, hello there, Salties! It’s been a busy week for Salty Running. We introduced you to Catnip, talked about the importance of warm ups – just as the weather is warming up – and our blogging sisters, Salty and Cinnamon, both kicked butt at a 10 miler last weekend. 

Time sure flies, huh? It’s hard to believe it’s already the first Saturday in May, which to this Kentucky gal only means one thing: the Run for the Roses, aka the Kentucky Derby! Speaking of such things, we had a bit of a horse race in the contest for Comment of Week. Find out who finished by a nose after the jump!

Reader Amanda won for her comment on Chipotle’s Does a Costume Mean I Will Run Faster? post. Amanda totally got it! She said:
A couple of years ago, my group of running friends all decided to wear tutus to a fun race. We each made clever tanks with witty nicknames to wear with them. We had so much fun! When we arrived at the race, some people snickered or made snide comments, while others smiled and high-fived us. I don’t think it was the tutu that made me faster, but it sure was fun to run past some of the negatives!
You see, people may make judgments based on your race day getup, but really, what someone else wears should only impact their own race, not yours. Kudos to Amanda for having fun and racing past the negativity she encountered!
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Amanda (on the left) and friends had tutu much fun!

When we contacted Amanda to let her know she’d won, this is what she had to say:

Wow! I’ve been a reader of Salty Running from the start. I look forward to the notice in my inbox when a new column is up! 

I began running in college to burn off the freshman 30 ( seriously- 30 lbs!) and stuck with it throughout college and law school, running slow 5 milers- but completely stopped when I got married and had kids. In 2007, a couple of friends recruited me to run a charity 5k and I’ve been hooked ever since. I ran my first marathon in 2008 in Akron, making up a training plan as I went! I just completed my 11th marathon at Toledo, finally coming in under 4 hours in a squeaker: 3:59:25! I’m looking forward to lots more marathons, especially Northern Ohio in the fall, and qualifying for Boston some day! 

Amanda, thanks so much for being a part of the Salty Running community. Keep runnin’ down the dream!

Southern transplant who loves 90s boy bands, outdoor adventures and college basketball, although not necessarily in that order. Recovering running perfectionist.

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