Friday Featured Runner (series 12)

Today’s Friday Featured Runner is Lianne over at Sunshine Runner.

Lianne’s Running Journey

I started running when I was in college. My mother has always been a long-distance runner and half marathoner and we started out together. Since I was 20 we have run over 10 half marathons together. She got me into running and it has gone from there! My biggest accomplishments have been my first marathon (26.2 with Donna) in February 2012 and my most recent marathon (Big Sur 2014) at 15 weeks pregnant. After our baby girl arrives, I really want to do more marathons and a 2015 ultra. TBD!

-What made you decide to be a runner? I decided to get into running to get into shape during college and lose a few pounds. After the first few races, the weight was just an added bonus – I was hooked! 

-What is the longest distance you’ve ran? The longest distance to date is my marathons. Hopefully, that will all change in the next year. 50Ks and 50 milers are goals for the future!

-What song is currently being played on your playlist when you run? I only listen to music occasionally when I run, but lately, I have been in an early 90’s rock kick – Stone Temple Pilots and Pearl Jam

-What would you tell an individual who has just started their journey into running? I would tell someone who is just starting out to be patient above all. We ALL struggle in the beginning. My mom once told me you will have 10 terrible runs for that one great run, but it is the great runs that keep you coming back for more, and they will get more frequent! Start slow and never, ever give up!