Name: Robin Johnson
Involved in: Running, marathons, half marathons, triathlons, weight lifting...soon will be adventuring into Crossfit and ultras.
The rest is history
Staying motivated and challenged
GirlsGoneSporty (GGS): What is your motivation for staying active?
Robin Johnson (RJ): My health, my youth and most importantly, my family.
GGS: What sports and fitness accomplishments are you most proud of?
RJ: Finishing my first marathon, the Houston Marathon, in 1996...it's was raining, sleeting, yet I was determined to run that marathon and not quit. I did it and I have never felt a high like that.
GGS: How do you keep challenging yourself to improve?
RJ: I stay motivated by trying to improve on my time or trying new things. There are so many ways to be active that I want to try them all!
GGS: Are you currently training for a race or event? What's your workout schedule look like?
RJ: I am currently training for the upcoming Houston Half Marathon in January 2013. Right now I am running three days a week and lifting weights two to three days a week. I also walk at least two days a week, too. As the race gets closer I will follow the Hal Higdon Half Marathon training guide, as I am hoping to PR at this race.
Tools of the trade:
GGS: What’s your favorite healthy food or dish?
RJ: Grilled Chicken Caesar salad...nothing beats it!
GGS: What's on your workout playlist?
RJ: Whatever is on the radio...I need variety.
GGS: What’s in your gym bag?
RJ: Lip balm, towel, socks, Nike running shoes, radio/head phones, cell phone, gel, workout clothes for the day
Live the sporty life
GGS: What does the phrase “live the sporty life” mean to you?
RJ: "Live the Sporty Life" to means get outside and get moving. You do not have to be an elite athlete to be sporty...just be active. Get involved in some sort of activity and be the best "you" can be at it. I love being sporty. My girlfriends in high school always called me the "sporty" one!