Monday, January 19, 2009
Meet the winners - Linda B
I've never met Linda, but feel like I know her anyway. When she had 17 kms to run to beat Heidi, I thought she'd just might do it. And she did. Linda is a copywriter who lives in Lidingö, just like me. But she's much younger and she once studied to become a doctor. She also knows how to skate really well. As you can tell, she favors heel- and toeless pantyhose.
How did you get involved in the runwithe challenges?
Like many others, I’ve been an addicted follower since Letters To Marc Jacobs and The End Consumer.
Have you always been a runner? If not, how did you get started?
Yes and no. I started when I was about eleven and my figure skating trainer made us run in the summers when we didn’t have any ice to practice on. I hated it. Since then, I’ve either been running compulsively or not at all.
Why do you run?
For a number of different reasons! I run to get in shape, to be able to eat whatever I want (a.k.a. chocolate and white bread and French fries and more) without feeling bad, to be happy and to feel better about myself in general.
This time I ran thanks to Heidi. I really wanted to win.
How often do you run?
Hard to say – it depends on my mood and on the weather. Sometimes once every three weeks, sometimes five times a week.
When do you run?
Usually in the mornings. But when it’s this dark outside it’s hard getting up, so I try to compensate by running during the weekends instead.
Do you run alone or together with someone?
Sometimes alone, sometimes with my boyfriend.
How far do you usually run?
About 7 km.
What kind of shoes do you run in?
Asics Kayano. I love them!
Any equipment you long for?
No, not really. I’ve bought it all so I wont have any excuses not to run…
What music do you run to?
Loud music that keeps me from hearing my breathing.
My playlist right now:
Coldplay – Viva la Vida
Kleerup/Titiyo – Longing for Lullabies
A Flock of Seagulls – I Ran (So Far Away)
Alphaville – The Jet Set
Kleerup/Robyn – With Every Heartbeat
Michael Sembelo - Maniac
How do you beat the "I don't want to go running" moods?
Usually I don’t. But if I have a chance of winning a challenge it helps.