Our BibRave Pros are a team of awesome run bloggers 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: Deidre Silva
Where I live… Turlock, CA.
I’ve been a BibRave Pro for… this is my first year.
My running shoes are… Brooks Launch 5!
My favorite race distance is… the half marathon!
My playlist includes… Eminem, Beyonce, Carrie Underwood, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Sia, Fifth Harmony, Drake, Linkin Park, DJ Snake, Selena Gomez, J Lo, Puff Daddy, and Ariana Grande… to name a few.
My pre-race routine… includes plenty of black coffee, a bathroom visit, a plain cinnamon raisin bagel, getting a head start on listening to my race day playlist, and some yoga to warm up my body!
My race day gear checklist includes… my bib, water, headphones, ProCompression socks, Gu Energy gels, belt or fanny pack, full phone battery, full apple watch battery, granola bars, bagels, and RunGum.
Why I like being a BibRave Pro… I am still just getting started being a BRP, but I am excited to be part of this community and share my running experiences with the other BRPs.
My favorite episode of The BibRave Podcast is… Episode 115: The Runner Psychology – A conversation between sports psychologist, coach, and athlete.
Post-race I always eat… a peanut butter and jelly bacon burger from the local brewery, Dustbowl Brewery in my hometown of Turlock, CA!