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Name: Tina Garstad

Location: Calgary, AB


Twitter: crantina

Instagram: crantina

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Tina Garstad

Favorite Quote:

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” – Marilyn Monroe

Why do you run?

Running has changed my life! I am still working on gaining speed, but I love how training for and running a half marathon (I have done over 30 now) makes me feel. It clears the mind and energizes the body. It had literally transformed me – 40 pounds and counting – and makes me want to find bigger better more fabulous challenges.

Favorite place to run:

On the trails around the river in Calgary, and when I can get away on the trails in the mountains in Canmore!

Running gear you can not live without:

In the winter…my icebreaker underwear! In the summer, my buff, handana and waterbelt!

When not running where would we find you?

In a library, curled up with a book, or in a coffee shop!

Favorite post race fuel:

Chocolate almond milk and a frozen banana

Song you want to hear at the finish line:

Nirvana – Teen Spirit, Not in Love – Robert Smith/Crystal Castles Any Which Way – Scissor Sisters