prianka nandy

ambassador Member Since: 2013

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hometown washington dc


Do you have a quote that guides, inspires, or embodies your training/racing/life?
"Failure doesn't suck" is scrawled on a Post-it stuck to my office computer monitor. Reading it reminds me that the first step is to take a chanceand just show up; what follows, good and bad, are all gains.

Why do you run?
It embodies freedom in several forms: physical, emotional, and spiritual. Though I came to running later in life, I know things can only get better from here.

What is your favorite place to run?
In DC I call it the "monuments" tour - covering the National Mall, Lincoln Memorial, the Jefferson, the Arlington Nathional Cemetery, and the FDR Memorial (with Hains Point thrown in there for extra miles when needed).

Running gear you can't live without?
Capris, a hat, and Oiselle Rundies!

What is your favorite local running store?
Georgetown Running Company for kicks and Core72 for Oiselle gear!

When you're not running where would we find you?
Eating (and taking pictures of) all of the things in and around the DC area, traveling long distances for good food, catching up with a stack of running magazines and books, or plowing through a season some must-see television show I'm the last to watch.

What is your favorite post-race treat?
Immediately after I tend to consume a Picky Bar, then, since most races are done earlier in the day, I'm on the hunt for some of my favorite brunch-y comfort foods: pancakes, French toast, donuts, biscuits, etc. (jam, maple syrup, and butter FTW).

Complete the sentence: If I was stranded in a hotel room with one movie and one book, they would be…
Before Sunset and The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett.


prianka's favorites

Race Distance 10 Milers
Workout Fartleks
Pump Up Song

Anything with a positive message and a good hook.