Lorenna Marques

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Q. Tell us a little bit about who you are and what you do for a living?

Hello! My name is Lorenna Marques, I’m 26 years old, Brazilian, living in São Bernardo do Campo – São Paulo, and I am an amateur runner and also running with obstacles. I love adventures and challenges. What I do for living? Another passion: I’m psychologist, student of the graduate program in psychoanalysis and work in private practice. 
Q. How do you balance your exercise regime and your professional life?
That was my biggest difficulty at first. When I started running, a year ago, I had a heavy work routine, which often left me tired to train. With the change of job in 2016 I made a workout with fixed workouts that I follow with responsibility to achieve my goals. I take the weekends for long-distance training. 
Q. When and why did you start running?
I started running exactly a year ago. I was 21 pounds more than today, sad, taking a sedentary and boring routine. I've always loved sports, played basketball all my childhood and adolescence, but dropped out during college for lack of time. One fine day, I woke up and decided that from that day on it would be different. I started running, and soon I realized I was in love with running. Running is a passion, keeps me in touch with myself fully. 
Q. What motivates you to go out there, when you do not feel like it?

They say that people in love do crazy things, right? My relationship with running is like this. The sensation of pleasure it produces in me, the intimate contact it offers me with myself is what makes me go out and go always beyond. No finish line. 
Q. What is the longest distance you have ran?

The biggest distance I ran was 20 KM (kilometers), and my goal for next year is to run half marathons. I love long distance running. 
Q. What gives you the confidence to run in the streets?

That's an interesting question, it made me wonder. Certainly the feeling of freedom. Feel the fresh air on your face, enjoying nature from another perspective, feel that there are no limits.
Q. What do you think about the lack of exercise among the youth?

I think it's a shame. I hear many people, many young people, talking about lack of time, and I try to understand because for a while I did it too. But the human being tends to create justifications without really trying. That’s all. 
Q. What was your best running experience?

All were very good, but I'm looking forward to San Silvestre running that will happen in São Paulo on December 31st. I think it will be my best experience this year. 
Q. What was your worst running experience?

My worst experience in running was the W21K ASICS, because I felt a lot of pain during the course and couldn’t do what I expected. 
Q. How do you push through the pain?

I keep thinking the pain is less than my commitment to myself. I never left a running for fatigue or pain. In these moments I have a little conversation with myself and I persuade myself to continue, I think I'm good in it. LOL. 
Q. What advice can you give somebody who wants to start running?

Wear your shoes, get out to take a run to the end of the street, go straight. It will not be long until you feel the sense of freedom and intimacy with your body and the streets. Leave all your problems, justifications behind ... running. Running is power! 
Q. Which Social media sites are you on and how can one follow you?

You can follow me on Instagram @lohhmarques 


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