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jen kunze

Name: Jen Kunze

Location: Calgary, AB

Blog: daydreamsandshoestrings.com

Twitter: DreamsNStrings

Instagram: jkunze

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Jen Kunze

Favorite Quote:

PASSION is pushing yourself when no one else is around.

Why do you run?

Honestly, inspiration.  I am fueled by other runners – fast, slow, average, young, young-at-heart, sprinters, marathoners…they all inspire me to keep pushing myself.  And I am fueled by inspiring others – that feeling you get when you tell someone you are a runner, when someone comes to you for fitness advice, when you accomplish that goal you set months ago…it’s all so addicting.  And on the practical side, I’m just a gal trying to live a healthy, balanced life – all while enjoying some “new-to-me” Canadian indulgences such as Poutine, maple-flavored anything, and Caesars!

Favorite place to run:

Over the river and through the woods.  I am happiest when I run near water – beachfront, riverfront, lakefront – and am refreshed when I can take a quick jaunt through nature!

Running gear you can not live without:

As a runner…I’m fiercely protective of my feet.  Therefore…I cannot live (or run) without my Swiftwick socks.  It’s been a staple of mine since the beginning of time – or rather – the beginning of my running infatuation.

When not running where would we find you?

Along the banks of the Eau Claire river path in downtown Calgary.  We moved to Calgary a year ago…and spring, summer, fall, or winter, it’s the absolute best place in the city to dance like no-one is watching, have a sweet treat, read a book, people watch, play frisbee, you name it!

Favorite post race fuel:

A rock-star breakfast…eggs, pancakes, bacon, french toast, fruit…I love it all!

Song you want to hear at the finish line:

Florence + The Machine “Dog Days Are Over”