Member Spotlight: Annie Talbot

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What event are you running with Team for Kids?
The 2015 BMW Berlin Marathon!

What is your favorite place to run and why?
My favorite place to run is on the West Orange Trail in Winter Garden, Florida because it feels like home. All of my friends and my running group trains on the trail & being able to see their smiling faces on a long run reminds me to keep going.

If you run with music, what are your favorite artists or songs to listen to?
I love running to Bruno Mars and Pitbull. My playlist has a wide variety of genres but I love upbeat, fun songs that I know will put a smile on my face mid-race.

What is your favorite post-run meal?
I don’t know if I have a favorite post-run meal but my favorite thing to do after a training run on Saturday is to sit at a local coffee shop by the trail and have a coffee with my friends!

When did your relationship with running begin and why?
My relationship with running began in 2011. My husband had quit smoking and was looking for something to replace it with. He chose running and I joined him!

Do you have any pre-race rituals or superstitions, if so, please explain?
The night before a race I NEVER eat out at a restaurant. I am too nervous of something not sitting right with me so I make my own meals. Each morning before a race I always have a cup of coffee. I think that it calms my nerves.

Why did you choose to run this event?
My husband and I made a promise that we would go to Europe before we had children. We chose the summer of 2015 as our deadline. Afterwards a couple of running group friends had decided to run the Berlin Marathon & we jumped on the band wagon!

Tell us a little more about yourself
I am a 26 year old Human Resources Manager that is in love with life. I have been married for about a year and a half and my husband is my #1 fan and biggest motivator. We do not have any kids but recently got the most precious black lab, Miles, who we named after our running addiction. In my free time I love reading mindless books, cross-training at boot camp, going to Disney, and trying new restaurants.

What excites you most about running your event with Team for Kids?
I am most excited about being able to run for a great cause in a city that I have never been to.

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