Name: Maria Dalzot
Hometown: Bellingham, WA
Charities You Support: Sierra Club
Partners/Sponsors: La Sportiva, Native Eyewear, Trail Butter, BioSkin
Upcoming Events: I will be running my second 50k at Rainshadow Running’s Oregon Coast 50k in October.
Why do you run? I have been running since I was 11. Running grounds me, motivates me, inspires me, teaches me, calms me and challenges me.
Favorite distance: 25k to marathon
What 3 words best describe your typical race strategy: Patient, intuitive, consistent.
What do you do for recovery: Sleep is a huge priority for me. I also stretch and foam roll regularly.
What’s on your running playlist? A lot of podcasts: This American Life, Radiolab, WTF with Marc Maron, Rich Roll
What role does nutrition play in helping you reach your fitness goals? As a Registered Dietitian, food is very important to me. It is my career goal to share my passion for eating well and running with others so that they may make informed dietary decisions that will directly enhance their quality of life.
If you could choose anyone to run with, who would it be? My husband, because he’s my best friend.
What’s your go-to pre-run meal? Eggs with toast or sweet potatoes, a banana with Trail Butter and coffee
Favorite post-run treat/meal/drink? Sushi
What do you do to overcome mental/physical challenges while running? Experience is priceless; I keep learning from my mistakes and remind myself that race results do not dictate my self worth.
Road running or Trail running? Trail running
What is your spirit animal? Buffalo
What are your non-running hobbies? Eating and sleeping
Do you belong to any running clubs/groups that you’d like to give a shout-out to? Bellingham Distance Project
Favorite quote: Be who you are and say what you mean, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. - the lovely Dr. Suess.
Why do you wear compression? I wear compression to aid recovery, to provide relief for my muscles and for support during long plane rides.
What do you like about Lily Trotters compression socks? I love the fit of Lily Trotters Compression socks and how they are easy to put on and take off. The unique designs make them stand out in the crowd and add an extra pep to my step on a day when the weather is gloomy or my motivation is low.