Continuing our introduction of the contributors to the Ultimate Runner to our friends in the Lounge, please welcome Megan Williams. Megan contributed a story to the Emotional and Spiritual Insight section with her story about her Ironman race. Get to know Megan outside of her story:
I used to get really nervous before math tests in middle school, and my father figured out that if I ran a mile before school, I was a lot happier.
Best running advice you ever received?
It doesn't feel any better to walk in the marathon; it just hurts longer.
Running wisdom you wished you learned earlier in your running?
Running is a great sport, because if you're willing to put in the hard work, you can beat someone with a lot more natural talent than you do.
Favorite tip you pass along to runners?
One of the ways the marathon is not like real life is that you will always get a do-over. There is always another marathon.
Most read/used running book?
Joan Benoit Samuelson's Running for Women
Favorite running memory, run or race?
Mile 24 of my first marathon when I realized I was going to finish. Twenty plus marathons later, there is nothing quite like that first marathon.
Your running dream?
To keep learning
What keeps you running?
My two year old twins
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