1. Favorite color?
- My favorite color is blue. It was the color of both NAU and Air Force so very close to my heart in many ways.
2. Dream car?
- Solid Black 2013 Camero with White Stripes... everyone can dream, right? :)
3. What was the best advice your dad ever gave you?
- Stay focused and be hungry for something greater.
4. What is your favorite place you have ever traveled but would not live?
- Monte Carlo. I love running track races in Monoco but it is an incredibly expensive place to live. It is fun to be there just for a day or two.
5. Are you a morning person?
- Heck no :) I only wake up early if I absolutely have to - catching a flight, going to an early workout, or drug testing with USADA.
6. What are your favorite toppings on a pizza?
- Spinach, goat cheese, tomatoes, and chicken... Pizza is still my favorite food!
7. What job did you want to do when you were young?
- When I was little, I wanted to be a farmer just like my dad in South Sudan.
8. What is your favorite workout?
- 1200 meter repeats on the outdoor track. I really like the mental and physical challenge. My teammates and I usually try to make a game out of it as well... competing to run EXACTLY the perfect split time down to a 10th of a second.
9. What job outside of your career field would be the most fun to do?
- I would like to be in government. I would love to start on the local level as a community organizer. I really enjoy doing work with my non-profit and would love to be able to do that type of work in civil service as well. Who knows what the future might hold!
10. If you could have a drink with someone in history who would it be?
Nelson Mandela. The greatest African leader and change agent. I would love to talk to him about how to change the political mindset in Africa especially in a young country like South Sudan. It was an incredible feat to make politicians understand that the country is about all of its citizens and not the few at the top.
I love hearing from you and if you have any other questions or topics you would like me to talk about please send me a message or make a comment on my blog. Thanks for everyone's congratulations on the American Record last week and for all of the kind words about how Running for My Life is touching your life.
Running Tip #7: Cross training is one of the most important aspects of recovery. If even you feel great in training it is a good idea to take a cross training day periodically to let your body rebuild. It's also fun to play around with other types of training that you are not used to - go for a swim, a bike ride, or go dancing!