Voltwomen x Julie Hyld

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31 August, the end of winter, I type this with a smile. Spring is coming. However, I am sad that this day marks the end of "the women" series I actually enjoyed profiling the women who run. I hope they inspired people to start moving.
I too was inspired to start this blog by an instagram account I came across. A couple of months later, A couple of emails later and thatindierunner was born, but with lots of help and guidance from this movement. I close "x THE WOMEN:" series off with the VOLTWOMEN. Until next year Keep running strong the women.


Q. Tell us a little bit about your movement?
A. It's a movement to empower strength in women. To inspire women to jump barriers, to train and to believe in themselves.

Q. How did you come about starting this movement?
A. Uhm, well - we had all just ran the half marathon. And we talked about our next goal. We talked about how we wanted to focus on these goals. While we talked we ate pancakes and then made the commitment. We wanted more focus in goals - especially for women runners.

Q. Do you concentrate on running only or do other sporting disciplines get your attention?

A. We're all runners, so it's our main focus. Not blind to other sports, but for now - it's running.
Q. What were your initial goals when you started this movement?
A. To inspire women. And to inspire ourselves by getting to know other women.

Q. Have they changed?
A.  No.

Q. So far what have you achieved with your movement?
A.  We achieved more awareness on the area. We discovered that a lot of women feels like us.

Q. How does your movement envision the future of running?
A.  Hopefully it will grow. Hopefully women will keep on making goals and being badass runners to reach the goals. Instead of making excuses about why things didn't turn out as they should - they'll train harder. Doesn't matter if it's a 5k or a marathon.

For information on how to be a voltwomen or just see what the voltwomen do follow @voltwomen on instagram or visit their tumblr page voltwomen.tumblr.com

Anybody that knows me knows how much I love running tights. I am always searching the net looking for my next pair of tights. While I was doing this on instagram I came across a pair of tights that I wanted but sadly were not available in South Africa. Lots of instagram chats and facebook inboxes, I still don't own those tights :( but now I know her :).

Q. Could you please tell us who you are and what you do?

A. My name is Julie Hyld & I'm a 23 year old design student based in Copenhagen. And I run with the crew NBROrunning.
Q. What do you love about running?
A. I love that it takes my mind of daily life. I love how it sets me free. How it restarts my body. And I love how, it makes me work on a daily basis.
Q. What do you hate about running?A.  I don't think about what I hate. That would make me concentrate on negative feelings, and that would make no sense, when I don't have them.

Q. What gives you the confidence to run in the streets?
A.  It's where I live. I'm a part of the city.

Q. What was your best running experience?
A.  World championships in Half marathon in Copenhagen 

Q. What was your worst running experience?
A.  Some race where I thought I could do more than I could. 

Q. How do you push through the pain?
A. I say to my body "okay, i hear you. You're tired and in pain. But are you dying? You're not in danger. Can we keep going? Or is it necessary to stop?" And it always replies; nah we can run more.
Q. What is your favourite shoe to run in?A.  Aaaah difficult one. Right now I'm hyped on the Pegasus +31.. But it has to be a combination lunarglide 6 (for long), Pegasus 31 (for training), flyknit 2 (for racing between 5-21k) and flyknitracer for interval (less than 1000m).
Q. What can you not run without?
A.  Shoes

Q. What advice can you give somebody who wants to start running
A.  Try and understand your power, your strength and then - try to push that further.

Q. Which social media sites are you on and how can one follow you?
A.  Instagram @hyld, twitter @juliehyld

PS: This is the look I give you when you ask me why I run



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