Name: Amanda Smira
Hometown: Madison, Alabama
Founder & Organizer: Facebook group Any Size Athlete
Bucket List Races/Runs/Activities? Trans Rockies and maybe Jevelina Jundred!! Oh my!
What 3 words best describe your typical race strategy? Relentless forward movement, I write it on my hand before races!
What’s on your running playlist? A lot of Metallica and Beastie Boys
What do you do to overcome mental/physical challenges while running? I’ve been known to have a good cry mid run, then get right back at it. The physical part is usually your mind thinking your body needs to stop. It’s doesn’t usually need to really. I just acknowledge it and redirect my thoughts.
Do you have a running partner/s? I run with my husband of 24 years a lot, he will finish his miles and always come pick up my last few with me. I also have a lab mix named Delta and a German Shepherd named Georgia that are in for short distances!
Favorite quote: “Use it up, wear it out, make it do, do without” - Beatrice White Webb
I’ve worn a lot of brands and styles of compression. I love the weave and thickness of Lily Trotters. They are the only ones I’ve tried that don't give me blisters.