emilia benton

ambassador Member Since: 2013

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hometown houston, texas


Do you have a quote that guides, inspires, or embodies your training/racing/life?
"Stay positive and the rest of your body will respond. A joyful runner is a faster runner." - Deena Kastor

Why do you run?
For the sense of accomplishment and to wake myself up before work in the morning.

What is your favorite place to run?
The Rice University crushed gravel trail or Hermann Park in Houston. And Central Park in New York, where I set many PR's before moving back to Houston.

Running gear you can't live without?
Oiselle Distance shorts: Perfect fit and plenty of pockets! My go-to's for long runs.

What is your favorite local running store?
Fleet Feet in Houston, Rice Village.

When you're not running where would we find you?
Baking, wandering aimlessly around Target searching for things I "need" (it's my Disneyland), or scouring the Sunday styles section of of the New York Times.

What is your favorite post-race treat?
Breakfast food, no matter what time of the day it is. I've also been known to carb-load with french toast.

Complete the sentence: If I was stranded in a hotel room with one movie and one book, they would be…
Now and Then and Bossypants by Tina Fey.


emilia's favorites

Race Distance 10k
Workout Long runs with marathon goal pace miles at the end.
Pump Up Song Fighter - Christina Aguilera