Our BibRave Pros are a team of awesome run blogger who run the best races and test the latest products. We asked each of our Pros to answer a few questions about themselves, their running history and their favorite gear! If you have any comments or additional questions, let them know below!
Name: Amy Will
Where I live… Minnesota
I’ve been a BibRave Pro for… 1 year!
My main running goals for 2018 are: 1) Recover well after having our baby boy. 2) Run my 10th full (Grandma’s Marathon!) in June!
My running shoes are… Adidas Ultraboost X’s – my favorite!
My favorite race distance is: 26.2
My pre-race routine is: The night before the race I set out all of my race gear, preferably in the form of a flat runner. My goal is to have my stuff and kids’ bags all packed up so the morning can be “brainless.” Hopefully I’m early to bed and then definitely up early the next day. On race morning I make myself eat peanut butter + banana on an English muffin and drink coffee if it’s available. I read my Bible while pumping/prepping bottles for baby, write a Bible verse on my arm to focus on during the run, get dressed and I’m out to the race!
My PR/PBs are… Marathon (3:22:05), Half (1:34:08), 10K (46:40), 5K (20:55)
My favorite races are… The Fargo, Grand Forks & Bemidji Marathons. Soon Grandma’s Marathon will be at the top of my list!
My playlist consists of… LeCrae, Creed, One Sonic Society, some electronic/techno & even a little country 😉
My race day gear checklist includes… My Garmin! Favorite shoes, BibRave tank, whatever shorts, a fancy orange hat and sometimes my iPod.
Why I like being a BibRave Pro… The team community, amazing review opportunities and new races to explore. I love to run and write!
My favorite episode of The BibRave Podcast is… The interview with Another Mother Runner’s Sarah Bowen Shea has been my favorite so far. Sarah is so relatable and she is an encouragement for so many mother runners out there (including me!). Fitting in marathon training with a 5 year old, 2.5 year old, and 5 month old in tow can be tricky, but it is really something that I am so grateful for. This episode totally spoke to my mother runner heart 🧡!
Post-race I always… After crossing the finish, I hunt down my family, grab the post-race food/drink, and soon after I walk to an unoccupied area of grass and collapse there, disguising my exhaustion as “stretching.” After I really do stretch, we’re usually off to find more food. My favorite post-race meal is a cappuccino and big ole cheeseburger.
Follow Amy on social! Twitter – @creativeaim87 & Instagram – creativeaim87
The post-race burger is a must!
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