Lucky Miya

Thursday, November 12, 2015

We back on the grind, Our runner of the week. :)

Tell us a little bit about who you are and what you do for a living?
I am 34 years old road & trail runner, father of 3 energetic boys, husband and Sales Manager at The Fastener Network.

How do you balance your exercise regime and your professional life? 
Tough mission for me, my family and work will always be top priorities and I have to make a time to squeeze my training between which is very challenging but for the love of running I’m still surviving.

When and why did you start running?
It all started when I was 16 years, I used to play soccer, so I will put lot of hard work on training but as I was not good enough will always not make the 1st team and one of my neighbourhood brother advise me to start running. Ever since then running has been my part of life.

What motivates you to go out there, when you do not feel like it? 
My boys sees me as their hero and fell in love with running that is what motivates me as I know running will help them to have pride and healthy perspective of life.

What is the longest distance you have ran?
My longest distance was Two Oceans 56km in 2014. 

What gives you the confidence to run in the streets?
To see different people, running for different reasons and proudly achieving their goals. 

What do you think about the lack of exercise among the youth?
It’s a big problem and I think it should start with us the parents to educate our children for the importance of exercising then exercise with them, surely they will be interested.

What was your best running experience?
To run for my country (South Africa) at the Pikes Peak 21km World Champs in Colorado, USA. 

What was your worst running experience?
It was at the Sky Marathon World Champs in Chamonix, France last year where I had a groin injury at 27km in a 42km race and I slowed down, due to unfriendly weather conditions (raining) my body temperature dropped and moving forward was a toughest mission. Stopped at the last CP at 31km as I was in danger of Hypothermia

How do you push through the pain? 
Quite hard hey, I always survive with this words in my mind “Tough times never last but tough people do” 

What advice can you give somebody who wants to start running? 
Start right now, it’s hard but enjoyable and you will be physical and mental fit not only for running but also to face any challenges you might come across in life. 

Which Social media sites are you on and how can one follow you?
I’m on Facebook as Lucky Miya, Twitter as @lucky216miya and Instagram as lucky216miya

My best running shoes is … Saucony

I love running because … keeps me healthy
Injury is … bad part of running

My body is … healthy and smarter

My running playlist has … view of nature

I hate running when … I’m sick

Pain is … temporarly

The road … is tough and challenging

Sweat is … cool

In future, I would like to run … 100km

Indie means … crazy sports lover

I do not like runners who … disrespect others


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