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Meet BamaGirlRuns | Kristin

Ever wonder who’s standing next to you in your corral at the start line, or cheering you on when you’re about to give up during a race? We’ll be featuring guest bloggers that have a passion for 300x600_KristinBamaGirlRock ‘n’ Roll and inspire us by their dedication and commitment to the sport of running. You may recognize their faces, but the purpose of these posts is to put a face behind the name to better understand their journey to self-discovery.

Today’s post comes to us from Rock ‘n’ Blog member Kristin, author of Bama Girl Runs. Born and raised in Alabama, this mother of three is a diehard fan of running and the skirts that come with it!

I was inspired to start running by my sister. She had just done her first 5k and the pictures looked like a ton of fun from her race and I knew that I wanted to try it. My kids were also all about to be in school and this stay-at-home mom needed something to cure the blues of her babies all being out of the house!
Running has become a “normal” part of my family’s life. I put my training and races on the calendar just like I put my children’s ballgames on the calendar. No one questions it or views it an inconvenience to them. It’s what I do.  I like that my hobby is setting a good example and I can involve my family as well. Everyone in my town knows me as a “runner” and I’m totally down with that!
The Rock n’ Roll Marathon Series has definitely played a role in my life. I have been really excited to train for the 2014 Country Music Marathon race and I think it’s really important to get excited about things that are priority in your life.
I am excited to run CMM because I absolutely LOVE the city and people of Nashville. Yeehaw! Country Music is my fave!! I also really enjoy running in cities that I love. It gives me a new appreciation for the city being able to see the city from a runner’s view.
I would encourage others to run CMM because it’s going to be a really FUN race and that is so important when it comes to running. Not only do you need to train hard and take care of yourself but you need to keep the element of fun in your running. CMM is just the race to do that! There are different distance options available, fantastic expo and great post race party! Not to mention the bling isn’t so bad either. :)
Fun Facts about Kristin:
– Half Marathons are her favorite distance, but she has completed 5 Full Marathons and CMM will be her 6th.
– Number one item on her bucketlist; be a contestant on the show “Survivor”.

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